Old High German heri 'host, army' + Old High German zogo 'leader'.
While this word was more commonly used as a title, corresponding to Latin dux 'duke; army leader', it was occasionally used as a given name.
- Early New High German
- ● 1497 Hertzog Nurn1497 2410
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Herzog". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Herzog.