[ 2 syll. si-gur(d), sig-u-rd ] The baby boy name Sigurd is pronounced SIY-JH-er †. Sigurd's language of origin is Germanic and Old Norse, and it is used largely in the Manx and Scandinavian languages. Old Norse origin: It is a two-element name derived from sigr meaning 'victory' ; vardr 'guardian, defender'. Older forms of Sigurd include Sighvardh (Old Norse) and Sigurdr (Old Norse). The name was borne by the legendary dragon-slaying hero Sigurd of the Völsunga saga in Norse mythology; he was known as Siegfried in the Richard Wagner opera The Ring of the Nibelung (1876).
In addition, Sigurd is a variant form of the English and German Sigmund.
Sigurd has 13 variant forms that are used in English and foreign languages. Variant forms used in English include Seigurd, Siegurd, Sigerd, Sigerde, Sigurde, Sikke, Sjoerd, Sygurd, and Syver. Foreign variant forms of Sigurd include the Scandinavian Sigvard, the Scandinavian Sivert, and the Scandinavian Sjurd. Another foreign variant is the short form Sigge (Scandinavian).
See also the related form, the German Siegward.
Sigurd is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1901, 0.006% of baby boys were given the name Sigurd. Its ranking then was #935. The baby name has since experienced a drop in frequency, and is of only irregular use today. Within all boy names in its group, Sigurd was nonetheless the most frequently used in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Sigurd include Saagar, Saagarr, Saahir, Saar, Sachar, Saeger, Sagar, Sagarr, Sager, Saghear, Sagheir, Saghir, Saghyr, Saheir, Saher, Sahire, Sahyr, Saieshwar, Saishwar, and Sariyah.
† English pronunciation for Sigurd: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)"