Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Old German name derived from the elements agil "edge, blade" and hart "hard, firm, brave, hardy". Usually called Eilhart, this was a medieval German poet who wrote an early version of the Tristan and Iseult tale.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesEckart, Eckehard, Eckhard, Eckhart, Ekkehard, Eike, Ekkehardt(German) Eilert, Eike(Low German) Eilert(Norwegian) Achard(Old Norman) Eilert(Swedish)


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 32.
Entry updated December 7, 2022