Gender: Male Meaning of Abelard: "noble, steadfast" Origin of Abelard: German

Abelard Origin and Meaning

The name Abelard is a boy's name of German origin meaning "noble, steadfast".

Abelard brings to mind Peter/Pierre Abelard, the great twelfth century Breton scholastic philosopher and theologian, who was equally celebrated for his tragic love affair with Heloise--one of the world's most famous love stories.

This highly unusual name just might appeal to the fearless baby namer.

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Piteco Says:


It's a distinguished name, but I cannot imagine a baby or boy named Abelard. Only an elderly man in wheelchair pops in my mind.

vintageluvs Says:


Agreed! There's also Abe, which I love so dearly. I don't think it's the most teasable name out there, but it starts with "abby" as its first syllable. That could mean trouble. I still agree that this name is very distinguished. It's very soft for a German name, and meaning is beautiful. I agree with Nameberry's comment. Unusual and usable. It would take a lot to make this name work.

headintheclouds Says:


Abelard sounds so distinguished and handsome, plus the ready-made nickname Abel <3! The ending -lard part though, could be trouble, it's ripe potential teasing material.