Meaning and Origin of Villard - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Villard

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • French : Village man

Family name origins & meanings:

  • Altered form of German Hilgard, from the female personal name Hildegard, composed of the Germanic elements hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + gard ‘fortress’, ‘stronghold’.
  • Henry Villard (1835–1900), journalist and financier, came from Bavaria to North America in 1853, changing his name from Ferdinand Heinrich Hilgard and settling in IL.