It was never a unified country until the late 19th Century, just a conglomeration of separate states.
English took the name the Romans gave them, the province in modern day Germany they conquered, they dubbed, "Germania".
"Allemania" comes from the Allemanic tribe, which was one of the ancient Germanic tribes.
"Deutschland" is their word for themselves. We technically should not be calling people from the Netherlands "Dutch", but "Netherlanders", that's what they call themselves. English is just weird like that.
· 9 years ago