ContributorContrib.Lucille on 7/24/2007
The meaning and origin of the first element in this Germanic name is rather uncertain, and so there are various possibilities to the name's meaning. The most likely possibility is that the first element is derived from Proto-Germanic aran or arna "eagle" (ara in Gothic and arn in Old High German). However, it might also come from Old High German êra "honour, respect" (see Eraric) or from Old High German hari "army" (with reduction of the "h"). The second element in the name is derived from Old High German gund "war."