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What does Tancred mean?

Tancred Pronunciation of Tancred [tan-cred] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Tancred is "well-considered counsel or advice". Tancred was an 11th-century Norman knight and Crusader who played a key part in the First Crusade. His story was made into an epic poem by Tasso and into operas by Rossini and Monteverdi, thus keeping the name alive today, especially in Italy.

Associated with: counsel, norman, knight (warrior), crusade (war), story (literary), epic (mythology).


Tancred has 2 variants: Tancredi and Tancredo.

Creative forms:
(male) Tacred, Tecred, ..


Middle name pairings:
Tancred Kaden (T.K.), ..

How popular is Tancred?

Tancred is an unusual first name for men. Tancred is an equivalently uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Tancred has yet to be recorded in the list so far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Gared, Garred, Jared, Jarred, Manfred, Manfried, Mannfred (see Manfred), Renfred, Tandey, Tandie, Tanier, Tannen, Tanner, Tanney, Tannie, Tansen, Tarek, Taren, Tareq, Tarren, Walfred and Zared. These names tend to be more frequently used than Tancred.

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