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Meaning & History

Germanic name derived from the elements agil "edge of a sword" and hard "brave, hardy".
VariantEkkehard
Other Languages & CulturesEilert Danish Eilert Frisian Eckart, Eckehard, Eckhard, Eckhart, Ekkehard, Eike, Ekkehardt German Eilert Norwegian Achard Old Norman Eilert Swedish

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 32

Categories

brave, saints, virtues, weapons
Entry updated December 3, 2014   Contribute