Burkhard - Meaning of Burkhard
What does Burkhard mean?
[ 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.
Variants of Burkhard include Borchard (German) and Burchard (German).
The spelling variants Burghard (German), Burkard (German), Burkart (German), and Burkhart (German) are other forms of the name.
See also the related categories, companion (brother), fortress (castle), brave, protection, benedictine, german, and hart.
Burkhard is not often used as a baby boy name. It is not listed within the top 1000.
Baby names that sound like Burkhard include Beircheart, Borchard, Burchard, Burkard, Burkart, Burkhart, Beaureguard, Boregard, Brocardo, Burcardo, and Burghard.
† 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)"
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