Given Name ERHARD

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

Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic element era "honour, respect" or hari "army" combined with hard "brave, hardy". In some cases it may be a variant of EBERHARD.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Ebbe (Danish), Evert, Eef (Dutch), Everard (English), Évrard (French), Ebbe (Norwegian), Eberardo (Spanish), Ebbe (Swedish)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 772
  • Patrick Hanks & Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames (1988), page 169
Entry updated July 2, 2017