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What does Menard mean?

Menard Pronunciation of Menard [menard] as a name for boys is of Old German origin, and the name Menard means "brave or hard strength". Menard is an alternate spelling of Maynard (Old German): see Meinhard.

Associated with: brave, strength.


Menard has 2 variants: Maynhard and Meinhard.

1 more different relation via Maynard: Meinhardt.

Creative forms:
(male) Manard, ..


Middle name pairings:
Menard Warren (M.W.), ..

How popular is Menard?

Menard is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#3027 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only prominent variation form of Menard (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 is Maynard. Other variants, like Meinhardt, are seldom used. This form of Menard was popular in the 1910s (#299), but now, Maynard has become less in vogue. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maynard in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Menard is alike in pronunciation to Mainard. Other recommended names are Alard, Alhard (see Allard), Bard, Bernard, Bernhard, Dainard, Derward, Eckard, Edgard, Edvard, Eginard (see Eginhard), Einhard, Eudard, Everard, Evrard, Eward, Ferd, Gearard (see Gerard), Gerard, Gerrard, Girard, Glennard, Haward, Hazard, Jenaro, Jerard, Jerarrd (see Gerard), Jerrard, Kennaird (see Kennard), Kennard, Kenward, Lenard, Lennard, Leonard, Makari, Manfrid, Mar, Mar-, Marc, Mark, Mars, Mart, Marx, Mead, Meade, Medad, Meed, Meged, Mehmud, Meinor, Meinrad, Menahem (see Menachem), Mendel, Menor, Millard, Milward, Miner, Minor, Minoru, Raynard, Reinhard, Renard, Renardo, Renaud, Rennard, Reynard, Ricard, Rikard, Seward, Shepard, Siward, Steinard, Steward and Vernard. These names tend to be more commonly used than Menard.

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