Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Gebhard m. Proto-Germanic *giftiz 'gift', a derivative of Proto-Germanic gebaną 'to give' + Old Saxon hard, Old High German hart 'strong, hard'.

The name of a 10th C Austrian saint.

Germany
Latin
847 Gebehardo (abl) HambUrk-vol1 XII; 877 Geberhardus (nom) quix-vol1 94; 902 Gebehardus (nom) ibid. 8; 1059 Gebehardus (nom) ibid. 48; 1142 Gebehardus (nom) mairhofer I; 1200 Gevehardi (gen) hennes-vol1 5, Gevehardus (nom) ibid. 5; 1225 Gevehardus (nom) ibid. 68; 1261 Gebhardi (gen) FRA-XXXL 207; 1401 gabhardi (gen) HD1401 no. 314
Middle High German
1293 Gebhart (nom) UrkWitt-II 189
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Gebhard". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Gebhard.