Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. ZEEK-muwnt(German)
SIG-mənd(English)
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Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and mund "protector" (or in the case of the Scandinavian cognate, from the Old Norse elements sigr "victory" and mundr "protector"). In the Norse Völsungasaga this is the name of 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 & CulturesSigimund, Sigismund(Ancient Germanic) Zikmund(Czech) Zsigmond, Zsiga(Hungarian) Sigmundur(Icelandic) Sigismondo(Italian) Sigmundr(Old Norse) Zygmunt(Polish) Žigmund(Slovak) Žiga(Slovene) Segismundo(Spanish)

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Name Days

Croatia: May 1
Norway: January 10

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Sigmund Freud (1922)Sigmund Freud (1922)

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Entry updated April 25, 2021