Burkhard
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Given Name BURKHARD
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: BOORK-hahrt (German)   [key]
Meaning & History
Derived from the Germanic elements burg meaning "protection" and hard "brave, hardy". Saint Burkhard was a bishop who founded several monasteries in Germany in the 8th century.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Burchard, Burkhart (German), Burchard, Burkhart (Ancient Germanic)
Sources and References
  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 348