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PronouncedPron.KAHN-rad English
KAWN-rat German

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.
VariantsCord, Konrad, Kord, Kurt German
DiminutiveConnie English
Other Languages & CulturesDino 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   Contribute