Gender: Male Meaning of Tancred: "thoughtful counsel" Origin of Tancred: German

Tancred Origin and Meaning

The name Tancred is a boy's name of German origin meaning "thoughtful counsel".

More familiar to most English speakers in its Italian form, Tancredo, this Old School name is one to consider if you want something both authentic and highly unusual.

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bgcatp Says:


This name has been passed down for generations in my family. We always use the nickname "Tanc" though people always misspell it as "Tank"

lesliemarion Says:


I like it, but…. I always think of tanked when I see it.

Zelliew Says:


I don't think it has anything going for it either

HollyMaxSpencer Says:


I feel, for some odd reason, that this could be a female name as well

senseandsensibility Says:


Like Tancred Paladin from my favourite book series! Love it, probably only because of the association :)

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