Given Name MEINRAD

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: MIEN-rat (German)   [details]

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.
VARIANT: Meginrat (Ancient Germanic)
DIMINUTIVE: Meino (Ancient Germanic)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Meine, Meino, Meint, Menno, Minke (Dutch), Meine, Minke (Frisian)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 1079