Name: Hereward

Origin and Meaning of the Name Hereward

  • Meaning:
    Army and protection
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (HEHR ward)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Hereward)
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Miscellaneous Info for Hereward

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    From the Old English Hereweard, derived from 'here' meaning "army" and 'weard' meaning "guard, protection." The name was made famous by Hereward the Wake, the last leader of Saxon resistance against the Normans.
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