Conrad Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Conrad:
English cognate of the Germanic Konrad, which is derived from the Old High German Kuonrat, a compound name composed of the elements kuon (bold, wise) and rat (counsel).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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When we named our son Conrad I was concerned that it may be too strong and mature-sounding for a youngster but it fits for our sweet-natured little guy perfectly.
People thought we had named our son Connor for the first few weeks after he was born and we had to correct often. I love the lack of gender ambiguity and solid sound. Conrad, now 5, loves his name-- a high energy, thoughtful boy.
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Con, Connie, Curt, Connor, Rad, Coonrod, Comrad, Con Con, ConMan, Conrado, Rado
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It is of Old German origin, and its meaning is "brave, bold ruler or counsel".
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Conrad Hilton, of the Hilton business empire.
Conrad Bain, Canadian-American actor.
Conrad Black, British newspaper magnate.
Conrad Dobler, retired American football offensive lineman.
Conrad Ricamora, American actor and singer.
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Conrad Jarrett, the main character in Judith Guest's 1976 novel Ordinary People, and Robert Redford's 1980 film adaptation.
In the musical Bye Bye Birdie, the main character/musical heartthrob Conrad Birdie has a fan club that sings an ode to him, beginning, "We love you Conrad, oh yes we do..."
Little Boy in Dr. Seuss's "The Cat in the Hat".
Conrad Shepard - character from the TV series Weeds.
Conrad Fisher - Character in the book "The Summer I Turned Pretty".
Conrad Grayson - character on the show "Revenge"