Meaning and Origin of: Konrad

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old German : Brave counsel
  • German : Bold adviser

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : from the Germanic personal name Konrad, composed of the elements kuoni ‘daring’, ‘experienced’ + rād,rāt ‘counsel’. This fell together at an early date with another Germanic name, of which the first element was chunni,kuni ‘race’, ‘people’. Konrad was extremely popular as a personal name in central Europe during the Middle Ages, being a hereditary name in several princely families as well as enjoying widespread popularity among the people at large. It was also adopted as a surname by Ashkenazic Jews, Slovenians, and others.