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What does Conrad mean?

Conrad Pronunciation of Conrad [con-rad] as a boys' name is pronounced KAHN-rad. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Conrad is "brave, bold ruler or counsel". Usual English spelling of Konrad. The name of nine saints, including a 10th-century bishop of Constance, and several German kings in the Middle Ages. Modern use in the English-speaking world is an import from Germany since the 19th century. Anthropologist Konrad Lorenz; hotelier Conrad Hilton; author Joseph Conrad.

Associated with: counsel, saints, modern, 19th century.


Conrad has 10 variants: Con, Connie, Conrade, Conrado, Corrado, Cort, Curt, Konrad, Kort and Kurt.

1 more alternative form via Konrad: Kord.

1 feminine form: Conradine.

Creative forms:
(male) Corad, Cosrad, ..

(female) Condra, ..

Middle name pairings:
Conrad Camilo (C.C.), ..

How popular is Conrad?

Conrad is a very popular first name for men (#456 out of 1220, Top 37%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#786 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Conrad reached its top rank of #251 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, and is presently at #625. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Conrad name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Conrad outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Conrad (#625 last year) ranked in the Top 2000 are Con, Connie, Conrado, Cort, Curt, Konrad (#1932 last year) and Kurt (#1414). These forms of Conrad were popular with parents during 1960-1969 (average #1106) and have become significantly less conventional since, with forms such as Kurt becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Conrad, Con, Connie, Conrado, Cort in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Curt, Konrad, Kurt in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Conrad and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Brad, Caerd, Caird, Canady, Cannan, Card, Chad, Ciaran, Claran, Cobham, Cochran, Colan, Colas, Colla, Colman, Conal, Conall, Conan, Conant, Concord, Coney, Conlan, Conlen, Conley, Conlin, Conlon, Conn, Connal, Conner, Connor, Conor, Conroy, Conway, Conwy, Cor, Corby, Cord, Cordas, Corday, Coren, Corey, Corie, Corin, Cork, Cormac, Correy, Corrie, Corrin, Corry, Corty, Corwan, Cory, Costa, Costas, Courey, Court, Cowal, Cowan, Cowrey (see Cowrie), Cowrie, Cowry, Coyan, Cram, Cronan, Curran, Cyran, Ellrad (see Elrad), Elrad, Fouad, Garrad, Jarad, Jarrad, Jerad, Jerrad and Meinrad. These names tend to be less frequently used than Conrad.

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