Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old Frankish elements aud meaning "wealth, fortune" and gair meaning "spear". It is a cognate of Edgar. This was the name of an 8th-century Frankish nobleman who was exiled by Charlemagne. He forms the basis for the character known as Ogier in later French tales.

Related Names

Rootsaud/ot + gair/ger
VariantsAutchar, Otgar
Other Languages & CulturesEadgar(Anglo-Saxon) Ogier(Carolingian Cycle) Edgar, Ed, Eddie, Eddy(English) Edgar, Edgard(French) Edgar(German) Edgardo(Italian) Edgars, Edijs(Latvian) Edgaras(Lithuanian) Edgar(Portuguese) Édgar, Edgardo(Spanish)


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 193.
Entry added April 23, 2024