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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. o-do-VAY-kər(English)
o-do-VAHK-ər(English)
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Meaning & History

From the Germanic name Audovacar meaning "wealthy and vigilant", derived from the elements aud "wealth" and wacar "vigilant". Odovacar, also called Odoacer, was a 5th-century Gothic leader who overthrew the last Western Roman emperor and became the first barbarian king of Italy.
Other Languages & CulturesOtakar, Otokar(Czech) Ottokar(German)

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Depiction of Romulus Augustus surrendering the crown to Odovacar by Hermann Knackfuss (c. 1880)Depiction of Romulus Augustus surrendering the crown to Odovacar by Hermann Knackfuss (c. 1880)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 201

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