Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. KAHN-rad(English) KAWN-rat(German)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "brave counsel", derived from the Old German elements kuoni "brave" and rat "counsel, advice". This was the name of a 10th-century saint and bishop of Konstanz, in southern Germany. It was also borne by several medieval German kings and dukes, notably Conrad II, the first of the Holy Roman Emperors from the Salic dynasty. In England it was occasionally used during the Middle Ages, but has only been common since the 19th century when it was reintroduced from Germany.

Related Names

VariantsCord, Konrad, Kurt, Kord(German)
DiminutivesConnie(English) Kuno(German)
Other Languages & CulturesDino(Croatian) Konrád(Czech) Konrad, Kurt(Danish) Coenraad, Koenraad, Coen, Koen, Koert(Dutch) Konrád(Hungarian) Corrado, Corradino, Dino(Italian) Konrad, Kurt(Norwegian) Kondrat, Konrad(Polish) Konrád(Slovak) Konrad(Slovene) Conrado(Spanish) Konrad, Kurt(Swedish)


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Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 373.
Entry updated December 7, 2022