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What does Conrad mean?

Conrad Pronunciation of Conrad as a boys' name is pronounced KAHN-rad. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Conrad is "brave, bold ruler or counsel". Usual English spelling of Konrad. The name of nine saints, including a 10th-century bishop of Constance, and several German kings in the Middle Ages. Modern use in the English-speaking world is an import from Germany since the 19th century. Anthropologist Konrad Lorenz; hotelier Conrad Hilton; author Joseph Conrad.


ASSOCIATED WITH counsel, saints, modern, 19th century


VARIANTS Con, Connie, Conrade, Conrado, Corrado, Cort, Curt, Konrad, Kort, Kurt





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How popular is Conrad?

Conrad is a very popular first name for men (#456 out of 1220, Top 37%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#786 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Conrad reached its top rank of #251 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, and is presently at #543. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Conrad (#543 LAST YEAR) ranked in the Top 2000 are Con, Connie, Conrado, Cort, Curt, Konrad (#1731) and Kurt (#1732). These forms of Conrad were popular with parents during 1960-1969 (AVERAGE #1106) and have become significantly less conventional since, with forms such as Kurt becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Conrad, Con, Connie, Conrado, Cort in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Curt, Konrad, Kurt in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Brad, Caerd, Caird, Canady, Cannan, Card, Chad, Ciaran, Claran, Cobham, Cochran, Colan, Colas, Colla, Colman, Conal, Conall, Conan, Conant, Concord, Coney, Conlan, Conlen, Conley, Conlin, Conlon, Conn, Connal, Conner, Connor, Conor, Conroy, Conway, Conwy, Cor, Corby, Cord, Cordas, Corday, Coren, Corey, Corie, Corin, Cork, Cormac, Correy, Corrie, Corrin, Corry, Corty, Corwan, Cory, Costa, Costas, Courey, Court, Cowal, Cowan, Cowrey (see Cowrie), Cowrie, Cowry, Coyan, Cram, Cronan, Curran, Cyran, Ellrad (see Elrad), Elrad, Fouad, Garrad, Jarad, Jarrad, Jerad, Jerrad and Meinrad. These names tend to be less frequently used than Conrad.

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