GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: ZEE-gis-muwnt (German)  [details]

Meaning & History

Form of SIGMUND in which the first element is sigis, an older form of sigu. Saint Sigismund was a 6th-century king of the Burgundians. This was also the name of kings of Poland and a ruler of the Holy Roman Empire.


rare German
VARIANTS: Sigmund, Siegmund (German), Sigimund (Ancient Germanic)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Sigmundr (Ancient Scandinavian), Zikmund (Czech), Sigmund (Danish), Sigmund (English), Zsigmond, Zsiga (Hungarian), Sigismondo (Italian), Sigmund (Norwegian), Zygmunt (Polish), Žigmund (Slovak), Žiga (Slovene), Segismundo (Spanish), Sigmund, Sigge (Swedish)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 1317
Entry updated July 2, 2017