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Meaning & History

Spanish and Portuguese form of a Visigothic name which meant "complete sacrifice" from the Germanic elements ermen "whole, entire" and gild "sacrifice, value". It was borne by a 6th-century saint, the son of Liuvigild the Visigothic king of Hispania.
Other Languages & CulturesErminigild Ancient Germanic Hermenegild German Ermenegildo Italian


royalty, saints, Spanish royal family
Entry updated December 3, 2014