Meaning and Origin of: Reinhold

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Powerful one
  • German : Wise, powerful ruler
  • English : Knowledgeable tutor

Last name origin & meaning:

  • German : from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ragin ‘counsel’ + wald ‘rule’, the second element having been reinterpreted as hold ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ in the 16th century. This is also Jewish, presumably an adoption of the German surname.