Tancred
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Given Name TANCRED
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Old Norman
PRONOUNCED: TANG-krid (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Norman form of a Germanic name meaning "thought and counsel", derived from the elements thank "thought" and rad "counsel". This was the name of a leader of the First Crusade, described by Torquato Tasso in his epic poem 'Jerusalem Delivered' (1580).
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OTHER LANGUAGES: Thankarat (Ancient Germanic), Tancredi (Italian), Tancredo (Spanish)
Sources and References
  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 1405