Siegfried is a boy’s name of Old German origin. It’s derived from the elements sig, meaning “victory,” and frithu, meaning “protection, peace,” and has been interpreted to mean “victorious peace” or “peace of victory.” If you’re hoping baby will enjoy all of these things throughout their life, this could be the perfect name! The Old Norse version of this name is Sigfriðr, which evolved into Sigfred in Norway and Denmark and Sigfrid in Sweden. The famous composer Richard Wagner wrote a music drama entitled Siegfried in 1876, which the English war poet Siegfried Sassoon was named after. With its long history, interesting meaning, and literary connections, Siegfried is a name baby can be proud of.
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