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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. ZEE-gis-muwnt(German)
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Meaning & History

Form of SIGMUND in which the first element is sigis, an older form of sigu. Saint Sigismund was a 6th-century king of the Burgundians. This was also the name of kings of Poland and a ruler of the Holy Roman Empire.
VariantsSigmund, Siegmund(German) Sigimund(Ancient Germanic)
Other Languages & CulturesSigmundr(Ancient Scandinavian) Zikmund(Czech) Sigmund(Danish) Sigmund(English) Zsigmond, Zsiga(Hungarian) Sigismondo(Italian) Sigmund(Norwegian) Zygmunt(Polish) Žigmund(Slovak) Žiga(Slovene) Segismundo(Spanish) Sigmund, Sigge(Swedish)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 1317

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