Conrad (name)

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Conrad
The King Conrad I enthroned.jpg
Pronunciation/ˈkɒnræd/
German: [ˈkɔnʁat]
GenderMasculine
Origin
Meaning"bold counsel"

Conrad is a masculine given name and a surname.

Origin and meaning[edit]

It is derived from the Proto-Germanic name Konrad, from conja meaning "bold" and rad "counsel".[1] It was the name of a 10th-century bishop of Constance, and became popular in post-medieval English and post-medieval French. It regained popularity in the English-speaking world in the 19th century.[1] It is recorded as a surname as early as 1297.[2]

There are over one hundred forms and spelling variants of the surname, including:[2]

  • German: Konrad, Kohrt, Kordt, Kunrad, Kuhndert, Kuhnt, and Kurth
  • Dutch: Coen, Coenraad, Koen(raad), Koendert, Koene
  • Afrikaans: Conradie
  • Swedish: Konrad
  • Icelandic : Konráður
  • Irish: Ó Conradh (In Irish, the word conradh also means "league" or "alliance")
  • Latvia: Konrāds
  • Polish: Konrad
  • Czech and Slovak: Konrád
  • Italian: Corrado
  • Hungarian: Konrád
  • Spanish and Portuguese: Conrado
  • Diminutives: Kienzle, Kuhn, Kunc, Kunz, Kuntz, Kunzel, Zunzelman
  • Patronymics: Kurten, Coners, Conerding, Conradsen, and Coenraets

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Conrad
Origin
Meaning"bold counsel"
Region of originGermany

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Katie Martin-Doyle, The Treasury of Baby Names, Worth Press, Cambridge 2005. ISBN 978-1903025116
  2. ^ a b "Surname: Conrad". surnamedb.com. Retrieved 2013-05-14.