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Abelard - Meaning of Abelard

What does Abelard mean?

[ 3 syll. a-be-lar(d), ab-ela-rd ] The baby boy name Abelard is pronounced as AEBihLerD †.

1: Abelard is used chiefly in the English language and it is derived from Germanic origins. The name means noble strength. It is derived from the words 'adal' meaning noble, honorable ; 'hart' brave, hardy. Adalhard (Germanic) is an original form of Abelard. The name could be of Germanic, Hebrew, or Middle English origin. It is known from Peter Abelard (1079-1142), the French philosopher and theologian who was castrated by the family of his wife Heloïse for having a child with her before their marriage. He later became a monk and his wife an abbess; they kept in touch via letters, and each of them founded a religious institution.

Abelarde, Abelardo (English and Spanish), Abélard (French), Adalard (French), Adelard (English and French), Adelhard, Ahlert (German), Alard (Dutch and French), Allard (Dutch and English), and Ellard (Dutch and German) are variants of Abelard.

Other variants of Abelard include the contractions Ab (English), Abe, and Abel, and the diminutives Abbey (English) and Abby (English).

2: Abelard's origin is Hebrew. The meaning here is breath, vapor.

3: Abelard's origin is Middle English. Meaning: 'guardian of the abbey larder'.

See also the related categories, strength, noble (honorable), guardian (protector), monk (hermit), philosopher (scholar), theologian, hebrew, brave, french, germanic (german), and hart.

Abelard is uncommon as a baby name for boys. It is not in the top 1000 names. Out of the group of boy names directly related to Abelard, Abel was the most popular in 2016.

Baby names that sound like Abelard include Abélard (French), Abelardo (English and Spanish), and Abelarde.

† English pronunciation for Abelard: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)"


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