Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. MIEN-rat(German)

Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic elements magan "mighty, strong" and rad "counsel". Saint Meinrad was a 9th-century hermit who founded the Benedictine abbey at Einsiedeln in Switzerland.

Related Names

VariantMeginrat(Ancient Germanic)
DiminutiveMeino(Ancient Germanic)
Other Languages & CulturesMeine, Meint, Menno, Minke(Dutch) Meine, Minke(Frisian)


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 1079.
Entry updated February 4, 2020