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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. MIEN-rat(German)
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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
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