Siegfried - Meaning of Siegfried
[ 2 syll. sieg-fried, si-egfri-ed ] The baby boy name Siegfried is pronounced in German as ZIYK-FRiyT †. Siegfried is of Germanic origin. It is used mainly in English and German. It is a two-element name derived from sige and fridu with the meanings 'victory' and 'peace, protection, safety' respectively. The name was borne by the legendary dragon-slaying hero Siegfried in the Nibelungenlied, an epic poem in Middle High German; he was known as Sigurd in Norse mythology. It was consequently rather popular in the Middle Ages. It was later revived in the 19th century among other Germanic names, promoted also by the Richard Wagner opera The Ring of the Nibelung (1876), itself based on the medieval legend.
Siegfried is a widely used name; it has 47 variant forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English variant forms of Siegfried include Fried, Friedo, Siegfred, Sigfred, Sigfreid, Sigfrid (also used in Scandinavian), Sigfried, Sigfrith, Sigfryd, Sigga, Siggie, Sigifrid, Sigifrith, Sigifryd, Sigo, Sikko, Singefrid, Sygfred, Sygfried, Sygfrith, Sygifrith, Zigfried, Zygfrid, and Zygfried. Other English variant forms include the shortening Sig, and the diminutives Siggy and Ziggy.
Variant forms used in foreign languages include Fredo (Portuguese), Seifert (German), Seifried (German), Siffre (French), Siffredo (Italian), Sigefrid (German), Sigefriedo (Italian), Sigfrido (Italian and Spanish), Sigfroi (French), Sigifredo (Spanish), Siguefredo (Portuguese), Sigvard (Scandinavian), Siurt (Scandinavian), Szigfrid (Hungarian), Szygfrid (Hungarian), Zigfrid (Hungarian, Latvian, and Russian), Zigfrids (Latvian and Russian), Zygfryd (Polish), and Zygi (Polish). The diminutive Sigi (German) is another foreign variant form.
Siegfried is not popular as a baby boy name. It is not in the top 1000 names.
Baby names that sound like Siegfried include Zigfrid, Zigfried, Zygfrid, Zygfried, and Zygfryd.
† Pronunciation for Siegfried: Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)"
Details of famous persons named Siegfried:
Magicians Siegfried Fischbacher, Rosenheim, Bavaria, Germany ; Nordenham, Germany.
Magicians Siegfried and Roy, Rosenheim, Bavaria, Germany ; Nordenham, Germany.