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Gebhard is a male given name and a family name .

Origin and meaning of the name

The name comes from Old High German and is a two-part name, consisting of geba (= the gift) and harti or herti (= hard, strong, firm, resolute). One can translate this as “the one who loves to give”.

In the Middle Ages, the name was spread through the veneration of St. Gebhard, Bishop of Constance (see below).

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First name

family name


  • former silk weaving mill Gebhard & Co. AG in Wuppertal-Vohwinkel, see Gebhard building

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