Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old English elements sige "victory" and weard "guard, guardian".

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesSigiward, Siward(Ancient Germanic) Sigurd(Danish) Sjoerd, Sieuwerd(Dutch) Sjoerd(Frisian) Siegward(German) Sigurður(Icelandic) Sievert(Low German) Sigurd, Sigurðr(Norse Mythology) Sigurd, Sivert, Sjurd(Norwegian) Sigurðr(Old Norse) Sigurd, Sigvard, Sigge, Sivert(Swedish)


Sources & References

  1. Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, available from
Entry updated February 4, 2020