add to your listSave
PronouncedPron.MIEN-rat German

Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic elements magan "mighty, strong" and rad "counsel". Saint Meinrad was a 9th-century hermit who founded the Benedictine abbey at Einsiedeln in Switzerland.
VariantMeginrat Ancient Germanic
DiminutiveMeino Ancient Germanic
Other Languages & CulturesMeine, Meino, Meint, Menno, Minke Dutch Meine, Minke Frisian

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 1079
Entry updated July 2, 2017