Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Herzog m. 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.

Germany
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 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Herzog.