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.

Related Names

VariantsSigmund, Siegmund(German) Sigimund(Ancient Germanic)
Other Languages & CulturesZikmund(Czech) Sigmund(English) Zsigmond, Zsiga(Hungarian) Sigmundur(Icelandic) Sigismondo(Italian) Sigmund, Sigmundr(Norse Mythology) Sigmund(Norwegian) Sigmundr(Old Norse) Zygmunt(Polish) Žigmund(Slovak) Žiga(Slovene) Segismundo(Spanish)

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Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 1317.

Entry updated February 4, 2020