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GenderMasculine
PronouncedPron.E-ke-hart German
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Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic elements ag "edge" and hard "brave, hardy".
VariantsEckart, Eckehard, Eckhard, Eckhart, Ekkehardt German Egilhard Ancient Germanic
DiminutiveEike German
Other Languages & CulturesEilert Danish Eilert Frisian Eilert Norwegian Achard Old Norman Eilert Swedish

Sources & References

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

Categories

brave, virtues
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute