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Meaning & History

Means "brave boar", derived from the Germanic elements ebur "wild boar" and hard "brave, hardy". The Normans introduced it to England, where it joined the Old English cognate Eoforheard. It has only been rarely used since the Middle Ages. Modern use of the name may be inspired by the surname Everard, itself derived from the medieval name.
Other Languages & CulturesEberhard, Erhard Ancient Germanic Ebbe Danish Evert, Eef Dutch Évrard French Eberhard, Ebbe, Erhard German Ebbe Norwegian Eberardo Spanish Ebbe Swedish

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animals, brave, medieval, nature, saints, surnames, Tolkien characters, virtues
Entry updated December 3, 2014   Contribute