Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Meinhart 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.

Czech Republic
Latin
1331 Meinhardus (nom) Rössler1 32; 1337 Meinhardus (nom) ibid. 29
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
Germany
Latin
822x875 Maginhardus (nom) TradCorb §174, Maynhardus (nom) ibid. §94; 1142 Megenhardi (gen) mairhofer III, Megenhardus (nom) ibid. XII, Meginhart (nom) ibid. I; 1145 Megenhardus (nom) ibid. XIX
Early New High German
1409 Meinhard (nom) mairhofer DCLXXXV
Italy
Latin
827 Meginhart (nom) FRA-XXXL 11
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Meinhart". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Meinhart.