SIEGFRIED
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: ZEEK-freet (German)   [key]
Meaning & History
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and frid "peace". Siegfried was a hero from Germanic legend, chief character in the 'Nibelungenlied', which tells how he defeated the Icelandic queen Brünhild in order to win the hand of Kriemhild. He was stabbed and killed by Hagen in his one vulnerable spot on the small of his back, which had been covered by a leaf while he bathed in dragon's blood. His adventures were largely based on those of the Norse hero Sigurd.
Related Names
DIMINUTIVE: Sigi (German)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Sigifrid (Ancient Germanic), Sikke (Frisian), Sigfrido (Italian), Zygfryd (Polish), Sigfrido (Spanish)