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PronouncedPron.ZEEK-muwnt German
SEEG-mund Swedish
SIG-mənd English

Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and mund "protector" (or in the case of the Scandinavian cognate, from the Old Norse elements sigr "victory" and mundr "protector"). In Norse mythology this was the name of the hero Sigurd's father, the bearer of the powerful sword Gram. A notable bearer was the Austrian psychologist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), the creator of the revolutionary theory of psychoanalysis.
VariantsSiegmund, Sigismund German
DiminutiveSigge Swedish
Other Languages & CulturesSigimund, Sigismund Ancient Germanic Sigmundr Ancient Scandinavian Zikmund Czech Zsigmond, Zsiga Hungarian Sigismondo Italian Zygmunt Polish Žigmund Slovak Žiga Slovene Segismundo Spanish


Sigmund Freud (1922)Sigmund Freud (1922)


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