Hermenegild (given name)

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Hermenegild is a Germanic given name, originally Gothic Ermengild (meaning "immense treasure"). Its most famous bearer was the Visigothic prince Hermenegild, who was later canonised by the Roman Catholic Church. The Spanish form of the name, Hermenegildo, has been popular. The French form is Herménégilde. The names Menendo and Melendo, once popular in Portugal, were derived from Hermenegildo. They gave rise to the patronymics Mendoza and Menéndez in Spanish and Mendes in Portuguese.