Given Name CONRAD

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: KAHN-rad (English), KAWN-rat (German)  [details]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic elements kuoni "brave" and rad "counsel". This was the name of a 10th-century saint and bishop of Konstanz, in southern Germany. It was also borne by several medieval German kings and dukes. In England it was occasionally used during the Middle Ages, but has only been common since the 19th century when it was reintroduced from Germany.
VARIANTS: Cord, Konrad, Kord, Kurt (German)
DIMINUTIVE: Connie (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Dino (Croatian), Konrád (Czech), Konrad (Danish), Coenraad, Koenraad, Coen, Koen, Koert (Dutch), Konrád (Hungarian), Corrado, Corradino, Dino (Italian), Konrad (Norwegian), Kondrat, Konrad (Polish), Konrád (Slovak), Konrad (Slovene), Conrado (Spanish), Konrad (Swedish)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 373


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Entry updated July 2, 2017