Gender: Male Meaning of Conrad: "brave counsel" Origin of Conrad: German Conrad's Popularity in 2019: #523

Conrad Origin and Meaning

The name Conrad is a boy's name of German origin meaning "brave counsel".

Conrad has a somewhat intellectual masculine image, a solid name that has been consistently on the popularity lists, especially well used in the 1920s and 30s, and given a pop of rock energy by the Elvis-like character of Conrad Birdie in Bye, Bye, Birdie--("We love you Conrad, oh yes we do!").

Conrad has been both a saints' name and a German royal appellation. One of its most well-known bearers is hotelier Conrad Hilton, great-grandfather of the Paris generation. Conrad was the prototypical Byronic hero of his poem "The Corsair." There have been fictive Conrads on shows like Weeds and CSI.

Corrado is the attractive Italian form.

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Rank in US: #523

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Famous People Named Conrad

Pop Culture References for the name Conrad

Koen, Con, Connie, Duno, Cort, Conrade, Curt

Conrad's International Variations

Conrado (Spanish) Corrado (Italian) Kurt (German) Kort, Koenraad (Dutch) Konrad (Polish) Conrao (Portuguese)


Sophiesimmons Says:


This name is almost an anagram of 'dragon'; in some languages, it is (Russian, for example). I think it's pretty cool ;)

Dietrich Says:


Not related in any way.

Are you also averse to air CONditioning?

Dietrich Says:


A nice comment.

Dietrich Says:


Why do people give their kids' names, and then butcher them?

indiefendi2 Says:


I think this name is handsome and it can be fun to have the nickname Rad! German names have the best meanings too. ;)

Azi*Cwater Says:


Is Cody usable as a nickname for this???

SunnyGrooveMother Says:


Makes me think of Soviet "comrade."

Wolfgang Says:


Konrad is the name of many famous German kings and figures in history.

It is also popular in many different nations.

EW314 Says:


I don't love it yet, but it's definitely growing on me. I agree with a previous commenter that I can see Conrad working for any age and any walk of life. A very versatile name.

headintheclouds Says:


This is just a really all-rounder great name IMO. I've met great guys named Conrad and a couple of adorable little boy Conrads, and I just think it's a new-classic timeless kind of name, one that most people have heard of before but isn't common, ages well, and has that versatile old-but-new feeling. Plus its meaning is wonderful. Love it!

CaribbeanQueen Says:


Yes, the "con" part I also have an issue with. But I love the sound of the name otherwise.

SimoneKadele Says:


This is my dad's name, and I don't consider him to be an a-hole, thank you very much! LOL ;)

headintheclouds Says:


I've met an adorable little boy named Conrad who has really sold me on this name! I think Conrad's one of those names that's neither an "old" or "young" name- has a timeless kind of feel to me, and is a solid, strong, lovely name, can't go wrong with it.

Audrey328 Says:


I like this name and I don't know anyone with it, but I wonder if a 'Conrad' would turn out to be an a-hole. Is this an a-hole name?

ladybug99 Says:


"I love you Conrad.." I recommend everyone should watch Bye Bye Birdie and then decide whether you like this name or not. It's a make or break moment.

fuzzycub Says:


Reminds me of the term "con man" and has the feminine nickname Connie.