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The name Siegfried is not based on the character Sigurd, rather both names are variants of the same character from old Germanic legend that split during the migrational period around the 5th century from ancient Germany and became heroes of two seperate societies of the same origins in the heart of Europe/Germany (or by roman terms Germania). Therefore both characters are of ancient German decent and were not recorded until after they split in the 1200's much like the homeric poems such as the Iliad and Odyssey were passed down until an unknown finally recorded them. It is for this reason that there is a large bias in both versions of Siegfried/Sigurds legend the Niebelungenlied and the Volsungasaga such as the Niebelungenlied's tendancy toward medieval society even though the myth is ancient. Interestingly enough also there is speculation on the relations between Arminius and Siegfried/Sigurd in that he may be the real life inspiration to the legend or at the very least a strong contributor to the myth by rising to the occasion as a hero based on the stong ties and evidence between them.
-- Arminius  12/28/2004
This is the name of James Herriot's employer in his books about his life as a country vet (Most notably, All Creatures Great and Small). When questioned about its origins, Siegfried explained that his father was a great fan of Wagner.
-- Sera M.  10/7/2005
Siegfried Fischbacher is half of the "Siegfried and Roy" magic duo known for their work with tigers.
-- breakofday  12/16/2005
Listen to the German pronunciation of Siegfried here:
-- _satu_  11/11/2006
The WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon bore the same name. He was English, but his mother fancied it and decided to use it anyway :)
-- Zora  1/21/2008
This was the name of the prince in Swan Lake who falls in love with Odette.
-- lcgirl20  4/10/2009
Seigfried was a leader of KAOS on the television show Get Smart.
-- Zepton  5/4/2009
Siegfried Schtauffen is a character in the Soul Calibur video games.
-- apiringwriter  6/15/2011
Siegfried Bing (February 26, 1838 – September 6, 1905), often referenced erroneously as "Samuel Bing", was a German art dealer who lived in Paris.
-- Anonymous User  9/18/2011
It is Sigfrido in Spanish. [noted -ed]
-- Anonymous User  5/19/2012
Name of the Day: March 1, 2013.
-- dwayne1996  3/1/2013

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