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Ekkehard (and Eckardt, Eckard, Eckhardt, Ekkehart) is a German given name. It is composed of the elements ekke "edge, blade; sword" and hart "brave; hardy". Variant forms include Eckard, Eckhard, Eckhart, Eckart. The Anglo-Saxon form of the name was Ecgheard, possibly attested in the toponym Eggerton.

Middle Ages[edit]

It was the name of five monks of the Abbey of Saint Gall from the tenth to the thirteenth century:

It was also the name of two Margraves of Meissen:

Other notable people with that given name include:

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