Given Name EKKEHARD

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

Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic elements ag "edge" and hard "brave, hardy".

Categories

brave, virtues
VARIANTS: Eckart, Eckehard, Eckhard, Eckhart, Ekkehardt (German), Egilhard (Ancient Germanic)
DIMINUTIVE: Eike (German)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Eilert (Danish), Eilert (Frisian), Eilert (Norwegian), Achard (Old Norman), Eilert (Swedish)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 21