Reinhold

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *Raginawaldaz; see there for cognates and further etymology. The replacement of earlier -old by -hold is secondary and probably due to association with the Middle High German holt (friendly, loyal).[1] The first element, originally ragin-/regin-, may now be identified with rein (pure) through folk etymology.

This name was popularised by various heroic figures of medieval legend, particularly from the Dietrich von Bern cycle, such as Reinhold von Montalban (The Four Sons of Aymon), Reinhold von Meilan (The Dietrich Saga), and Saint Reinhold von Köln.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Reinhold

  1. a male given name

References[edit]

  1. ^ George T. Gillespie, A Catalogue Of Persons Named In German Heroic Literature (700-1600) Including Named Animals And Objects And Ethnic Names, 1973, pp 107-108

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Reinhold, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *Raginawaldaz; see there for further cognates.

Proper noun[edit]

Reinhold c (genitive Reinholds)

  1. a male given name borrowed from German.