Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Alard m. Old High German adal 'noble' + Old Saxon hard, Old High German hart 'strong, hard'.

The name of a 9th C French saint and cousin of Charlemagne.

Belgium
Latin
1107 Alardus (nom) CartStBert 3
Brabant
Latin
1312 Alardus (nom) JeanIII p. 2, Allardus (nom) ibid. p. 15
England
Latin
1222 Alardum (acc) StPaulDom p. 30
Early Modern English
1529 Alart PP-HenV p. 9; 1530 Alart ibid. p. 16
Estonia
Middle Low German
1376 Aelhard BbRT p. 335; 1403 Aelhard ibid. p. 343
France
Latin
c823 Adalardus (nom) irminon-vol2 39, Adalhardus (nom) ibid. 29, CE, Adalhart (nom) ibid. 71, Palatiolum; 940 Adalardus (nom) St-Bernard-Romans no. 88; 1047x61 Adelardo (abl) CartNDSaintes XV; 1101x1120 Adelardus (nom) CartStPC XXIV; 1101x1129 Adelardus (nom) ibid. XXII; a1114 Adelardus (nom) ibid. XXXI; a1116 Adelarde (gen) ibid. XX; 1138x62 Alardus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 59; 1147x62 Alardi (gen) ibid. 55; 1179 Alardus (nom) ibid. 176; 1378 Alardi (gen) hanquetvol1 839, Alardo (abl) ibid. 676, Alardus (nom) ibid. 1298
Old French
1301 Alart (obl) MemPic-vol17 p. 287; 1313 Alart Paris1313 p. 33
Middle French
1421 Alardin favier 412
Germany
Latin
842 Adalerdus (nom) quix-vol1 87; 1108 Adelardum (acc) ibid. 85; 1136 Adelardus (nom) ibid. 98; 1142 Adelhardus (nom) mairhofer XII; 1173 Alardus (nom) quix-vol1 81; 1231 Alardus (nom) CDL-1.1.1 XI
Hungary
German
1313 Alardi (gen) Slíz pp. 15-16
Ireland
Latin
fin12thC Adlard (nom) MunDocIr III, p. 6, Adlardus (nom) ibid. III, p. 18, Allardus (nom) ibid. III, p. 8
Italy
Latin
827 Adalhart (nom) FRA-XXXL 11; 828 Adalhart (nom) ibid. 12; 1265x1339 Adelardi (gen) BBC-Berg 342
Cite as: M. Slíz, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Alard". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Alard.