Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. ZEEK-muwnt(German) SIG-mənd(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old German elements sigu "victory" and munt "protection" (or in the case of the Scandinavian cognate, from Old Norse sigr and mundr). An early variant of this name was Sigismund, borne by a 6th-century saint and king of the Burgundians. In the Norse Völsungasaga Sigmund is the hero Sigurd's father, the bearer of the powerful sword Gram. A notable bearer was the Austrian psychologist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), the creator of the revolutionary theory of psychoanalysis.

Related Names

VariantsSiegmund, Sigismund(German) Sigmundr(Norse Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesZikmund(Czech) Sigimund, Sigismund(Germanic) Zsigmond, Zsiga(Hungarian) Sigmundur(Icelandic) Sigismondo(Italian) Sigimundaz(Old Germanic) Sigmundr(Old Norse) Zygmunt(Polish) Žigmund(Slovak) Žiga(Slovene) Segismundo(Spanish)


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Name Days

Croatia: May 1
Norway: January 10


Sigmund Freud (1922)Sigmund Freud (1922)


Entry updated December 7, 2022