Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Maynard m. Old High German megin, magan 'strength, might, power' + Old Saxon hard, Old High German hart 'strong, hard'.

The name of an 11th C German saint and a 12th C German saint.

The German vernacular form Meginhard is witnessed between 814 and 815 in the place name Meginhardeswich (OrkGZ no. 27).

Austria
Latin
c1050 Meginhart (nom) UrkStyria 57; c1066 Meginhart (nom) ibid. 68; 1103 Meginhart (nom) ibid. 95; c1110 Meginhardi (gen) ibid. 98; c1120 Meginhart (nom) ibid. 105; c1125 Meginhart (nom) ibid. 115, Meginuuart (nom) ibid. 115; c1128 Meginhardus (nom) ibid. 120; 1231 Meinhardus (nom) UBEnns3 II
Belgium
Dutch
1597x1598 Meynaerts (gen) BoonenGes p. 383
Czech Republic
Latin
1331 Meinhardus (nom) Rössler1 32; 1337 Meinhardus (nom) ibid. 29; 1376 Meynhardus (nom) LDFPUP1 p. 31; 1402 Meynhardi (gen) ibid. p. 20
Middle High German
c1339 Meinhard (nom) Rössler1 93, Meinhards (gen) ibid. 93, Meinhart (nom) ibid. 91; 1340 Meinhart (nom) ibid. 97; 1341 Meinhart (nom) ibid. 33; 1373 Meinhart (nom) ibid. 102
c1339 Meinlinus (nom) Rössler1 93; 1340 Meynel (nom) ibid. 97; 1341 Meinel (nom) ibid. 33; 1344 Meynl (nom) ibid. 99; 1349 Meynel (nom) ibid. 48; 1364 Meinel (nom) ibid. 59
Estonia
Middle Low German
1390 Meynard BbRT p. 339; 1394 Meynhard ibid. p. 341; 1432 Meynert ibid. p. 355
France
Latin
c823 Magenardus (nom) irminon-vol2 51, CE; 825 Magnardus (nom) InsMacon V; 1029x1033 Magenardus (nom) CartStPC XII; 1047 Mainardi (gen) CartNDSaintes I; 1047x1061 Mainardus (nom) ibid. XX; 1067 Mainardus (nom) ibid. XII; 1079x1101 Magenardi (gen) CartStPC IX, Mainardo (abl) ibid. XXXVII; 1107 Mainardus (nom) ibid. V; a1108 Mainardus (nom) ibid. XXI; 1115x1149 Magenardi (gen) ibid. X; a1116 Mainardi (gen) ibid. XX, Mainardus (nom) ibid. XX; c1160 Mainardi (gen) CartNDdOurscamp XVI; 1179 Mainardi (gen) clairvaux-12thc 177; 1180 Mainart (abl) RotScaNor p. 3; 1258 Mainnardo (abl) ArrestReg-volI XVIII, Candlemas, Menardo (abl) ibid. XVIII, Candlemas
Old French
1346 Mainiart (nom) HAP p. 309
Germany
Latin
822x875 Maginhardus (nom) TradCorb §174, Maynhardus (nom) ibid. §94; 828 Meinhardi (gen) OrkGZ no. 29; 1142 Megenhardi (gen) mairhofer III, Megenhardus (nom) ibid. XII, Meginhart (nom) ibid. I; 1145 Megenhardus (nom) ibid. XIX; 1225 Meinardus (nom) hennes-vol1 68
Early New High German
1409 Meinhard (nom) mairhofer DCLXXXV
Italy
Latin
827 Meginhart (nom) FRA-XXXL 11; 1304 Maynardo (abl) ActDipVeneto-I-1 p. 56
Latvia
Latin
1304 Meynardo (dat) RigSB 201; 1314 Meynardi (gen) ibid. 209; 1338 Meynardi (gen) ibid. 1018
The Netherlands
Latin
794 Meginhardi (gen) OrkGZ no. 15
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Maynard". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2019, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2019/1/name/Maynard.