Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Maillard m. An elongation of Old High German megin, magan 'strength, might, power' + Old Saxon hard, Old High German hart 'strong, hard'.

France
Latin
1378 Maillardi (gen) hanquetvol1 557
Middle French
1392 Maillart MemBret-II col. 610; 1415[1469x1471] Maillart Waurin p. 227
1415[1469x1471] Maillet Waurin p. 228
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Maillard". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Maillard.