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

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old German element era "honour, respect" combined with hart "hard, firm, brave, hardy" [1][2]. Saint Erhard was a 7th-century bishop of Regensburg in Bavaria.

Related Names



Name Days

Austria: January 8
Hungary: April 9
Poland: January 8
Sweden: May 5


Sources & References

  1. Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford, 1998, page 169.
  2. Uckelman, Sara L, ed. Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, entry Erhard, available from
Entry updated December 7, 2022