Meaning and name origin
Tancred \t(a)-nc-red, tan-cred\ as a boy's 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 not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Tancred for boys. Tancred has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).