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From Latin Medardus, which probably has a Germanic origin. The second part hard- stems from Proto-Germanic *harduz ‎(hard). The first part is unclear. Theories assume Germanic meht- (“might, power”) as in Mechthild, Germanic *maed (“honour”), Celtic *mat (“good”) and Celtic *med (“centre”).[1]

Cognates include: Spanish Medardo, Italian Medardo.

Proper noun[edit]

Médard m

  1. A male given name.


  1. ^ Medardo, -a; in: Roberto Faure, Diccionario de nombres propios, 2007, ISBN 978-84-670-2375-6