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What does Reinhard mean?

Reinhard Pronunciation of Reinhard [rein-hard] as a name for boys has its root in Old German, and Reinhard means "brave counsel; strong decision; fox". Reinhard is a variant form of Rainart (Old German). Reinhard is also a variation of Reynard (Old German, Old French): the French word for fox.

Associated with: brave, counsel, strong, fox (wolf).


Reinhard has 4 variants: Rainhard, Raynard, Renard and Rennard.

7 more related forms via Rainart, Reynard: Rainhardt, Reinart, Reinhardt, Reinhart, Renardo, Renaud and Reynardo.

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Middle name pairings:
Reinhard Jakhi (R.J.), ..

How popular is Reinhard?

Reinhard is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#7950 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Reinhard entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its apex rank of #1700 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Reinhard listed in the Top 2000 are Raynard, Reinhart and Renard. Usage of these relations of Reinhard was at its most widespread 55 years ago (average #1473).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reinhard, Raynard, Reinhart, Renard in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Barnhard, Bernard, Bernhald (see Bernal), Bernhard, Bernhardo (see Bernard), Dainard, Dainehard (see Dainard), Dainhard (see Dainard), Eginard (see Eginhard), Eginhard, Eginhardt (see Eginhard), Einhard, Einhardt, Gerhard, Kennard, Kenward, Kinnard, Lenard, Lennard, Leonard, Leonhard, Mainard, Maynhard, Meinhard, Meinhardt, Meinrad, Menard, Raechard (see Richard), Rainhold, Raynord, Reginald, Reginvald (see Reginald), Reinald, Reinaldo, Reiner, Reinhold, Reinier, Reinold, Reinwald, Reynald, Ricard, Richard, Richardo, Richart, Richerd (see Richard), Rickard, Rikard, Riobard, Riocard, Ritchard, Ritshard, Steinard, Steinhardt, Vernard and Wernhar (see Werner). These names tend to be more frequently used than Reinhard.

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