[ 2 syll. bur-(k)har(d), bu-rkha-rd ] The baby boy name Burkhard is pronounced BUHRK-HHAART †. Burkhard's origin is Germanic, and its use, German. It is a two-element name derived from burg and hart with the meanings 'protection, fortress, castle' and 'brave, hardy' respectively. The name was borne by Saint Burchard of Würzburg (-754), an Anglo-Saxon companion of Saint Boniface; he became the first bishop of Würzburg and founded several Benedictine monasteries.
Burkhard is not often used as a baby boy name. It is not listed within the top 1000.
† English pronunciation for Burkhard: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; UH as in "look (L.UH.K)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)"