Dresden Name Meaning & Origin

Dresden

Pronunciation: DREHS-den (key)

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Nicknames for Dresden

Dre, Dres, Denny, Des, Dresi, D

Meanings and history of the name Dresden

The name of a popular German city, meaning: 'people of the riverside forest.'

EDIT from a German: This does not mean people of the riverside forest, it means settlement of people in the forest. Originally it is from the sorbian word drežďany which means something like marsh dwellers.

Famous real-life people named Dresden

Dave Dresden is a DJ and music producer, best known from the duo Gabriel & Dresden.

Dresden in song, story & screen

Harry Dresden is a wizard in a series of books by Jim Butcher and in a short lived sci-fi TV series called "The Dresden Files."
"Dresden dolls" in V.C. Andrews' book "Flowers in the Attic"
"The Dresden Dolls" are an alternative band from Boston who gained success as part of the "dark cabaret" music scene.

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