Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Herard m. Old High German heri 'host, army' + Old Saxon hard, Old High German hart 'strong, hard'.

Some forms are difficult to distinguish from Erhard.

Czech Republic
Latin
1353 Herrardo (abl) chlumecky 30, p. 22, Herrardus (nom) ibid. 30, p. 22; 1356 Herardus (nom) ibid. 171; 1358 Herhardus (nom) ibid. 291, p. 33
France
Latin
1179 Arardus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 171, Herardus (nom) ibid. 170
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Herard". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2019, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2019/1/name/Herard.