Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Godard m. Old High German, Old Dutch got, Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Old English god 'god, deity' + Old Saxon hard, Old High German hart 'strong, hard' or Old English heard 'hard'.

The name of an 11th C German saint.

England
Latin
1194 Godardo (dat) RotCur-vol1 p. 9, Godardus (nom) ibid. p. 9; 1222 Godardus (nom) StPaulDom p. 27
Estonia
Middle Low German
1437 Goedert BbRT p. 360
France
Latin
1301 Godardus (nom) MemPic-vol17 p. 176
1260 Guodinus (nom) ArrestReg-volI XIV, Ascension
Old French
1296 Godart paris1296 p. 61, (obl) HistHdVParis p. 134; 1297 Godart (obl) ibid. p. 135
Germany
Latin
963x1023 Godhard (nom) TradCorb §226
Early New High German
1497 Gothart Nurn1497 2606
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Godard". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Godard.