Meaning and Name Origin
Conrad \c(o)-nrad, 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.
Conrad has 1 feminine form: Conradine.
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 (#927 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Conrad for boys. Conrad reached its top rank of #250 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, and is presently at #649. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Conrad and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Conrad (#649 last year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Connie, Curt and Kurt. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 and have become significantly less widespread since, with the forms Connie, Conrad, Curt and Kurt becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)