What does Tancred mean?
Tancred \t(a)-nc-red, 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.
Tancred is an unusual first name for men. Tancred is an equivalently uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Tancred for boys. Tancred has yet to be recorded in the list so far. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)