Given Name BURKHARD

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: BUWRK-hart (German)   [details]

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.
VARIANTS: Burkhart, Burchard (German), Burchard, Burkhart (Ancient Germanic)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 348