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First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1454. From the name of a 10th - 11th century German saint, from Old High German got (God) + harti,herti (hard, strong). Cognate with German Gotthard and English Goddard.

Proper noun[edit]

Gothards m

  1. A male given name.

Related terms[edit]


  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviesu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, →ISBN
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Gothards was the only given name of 16 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.