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Wendelgard figure by Peter Lenk

Wendelgard is an old German female given name .


The part of the name "Wendel-" could be derived from the Germanic tribal name of the Vandals , the meaning of "-gard" is unclear, but can be associated with the old Icelandic name "Gerðr" (= protector).

Well-known namesake

Real people

Fictional people

  • Wendelgard von Halte, according to a folk legend, a count's winegrower from Lake Constance

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b Günther Drosdowski : Duden, Lexicon of first names. Origin, meaning and use of several 1000 first names (= Duden pocket books. Vol. 4). 2nd, revised and expanded edition. Bibliographisches Institut, Mannheim / Vienna / Zurich 1974, ISBN 3-411-01333-8 , p. 213.