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Of German origin.

Means “wise”, “bold counsel”.

From two Germanic elements, “kon” (konja), meaning wise, experienced and “rad”, meaning counsel.

It is also recorded as a surname since 1300.

Several German medieval kings and dukes were bearers of this name, and three saints, Saint Conrad of Constance, Saint Conrad of Piacenza, Saint Conrad of Parzham.

After the Middle Ages, it became popular in England and France.

Alternative forms of the name are Konrad, Koert, Kurt, Corrado, Kurth, Dino, Conrado, Kondrat.

Famous bearers are Conrad Hilton, Conrad Bain, Conrad Sewell, Conrad Nagel, Conrad Potter Aiken.