Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old German elements megin "power, strength" and hart "hard, firm, brave, hardy". This was the name of a 12th-century saint, a bishop of Livonia.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesMeindert, Meinard(Dutch) Meinhard(German)


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 1076.
Entry updated December 7, 2022