Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. EH-kə-hart(German)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old German elements ekka "edge, blade" and hart "hard, firm, brave, hardy". Eckhart von Hochheim was a 13th-century Dominican friar, philosopher and mystic who was accused of heresy during the Inquisition.

Related Names

VariantsEckart, Eckehard, Eckhard, Eckhart, Ekkehardt(German) Egilhard(Germanic)
Other Languages & CulturesEilert, Eike(Low German) Eilert(Norwegian) Achard(Old Norman) Eilert(Swedish)

Name Days

Austria: June 28


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 21.
Entry updated December 7, 2022