Siegfried name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Siegfried mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Siegfried

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Australia says the name Siegfried means "Victory protector".
  2. A submission from Georgia, U.S. says the name Siegfried means "Siegfried - is a German language male given name, composed from the Germanic elements sig 'victory' and frithu 'protection, peace'. The German name has the Old Norse cognate Sigfridr, Sigfrodr, which gives rise to Swedish Sigfrid (hypocorisms Sigge, Siffer), Danish/Norwegian Sigfred" and is of German origin.
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  1. (German mythology) mythical German warrior hero of the Nibelungenlied who takes possession of the accursed treasure of the Nibelungs by slaying the dragon that guards it and awakens Brynhild and is eventually killed; Sigurd is the Norse counterpart

From German Siegfried, from Proto-Germanic *Segafriþuz, from *segaz (“victory, triumph”) + *friþuz (“peace, sanctuary”).

  1. (Germanic mythology) Hero of the Nibelungenlied who defeated the Icelandic queen Brunhild.

Siegfried was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano and German

Notable Persons Named Siegfried

Notable Persons Named Siegfried

Siegfried Sassoon

Siegfried Sassoon was a writer. He was most active from 20 to 20. Siegfried was given the name Siegfried Loraine Sassoon on September 8th, 1886 in Matfield, Kent, England. He passed away on September 1st, 1967.

Siegfried & Roy

Siegfried & Roy is a magicians and entertainers. Siegfried was given the name Siegfried Fischbacher on June 13th, 1939 in Rosenheim, Bavaria, Germany. Siegfried is also known as Siegfried & Roy and Masters Of The Impossible.

Siegfried Kracauer

Siegfried Kracauer was a journalist, sociologist, film theorist, sociology, and film theory. Siegfried was born on February 8th, 1889 in Frankfurt. He left this life on November 26th, 1966.

Sig Ruman

Sig Ruman was an actor. His ongoing career started in 1928. Sig was given the name Siegfried Albon Rumann on October 11th, 1884 in Hamburg. He died on February 14th, 1967.

Siegfried Marcus

Siegfried Marcus was an engineer. Siegfried was born on September 18th, 1831. He died on July 1st, 1898.

Siegfried Lenz

Siegfried Lenz was a novelist. He was most prominent from 1956 to 2014. Siegfried was born on March 17th, 1926 in Ełk. He passed away on October 7th, 2014.

  • Siegfried Rauch
  • Siegfried Westphal
  • Siegfried Kasche
    German Ambassador to Croatia
  • Siegfried Graetschus
  • Siegfried S. Hecker
  • Siegfried "Wumm" Lemke
  • Siegfried I
  • Siegfried Flugge
  • Siegfried Bracke
    President of the Chamber of Representatives
  • Siegfried Bettmann
  • Siegfried Grabert
  • Siegfried Nagl
  • Siegfried Lehmann
  • Siegfried von Waldenburg

Notable Persons With the Last Name Siegfried

Notable Persons With the Last Name Siegfried

James Chance

James Chance is a no wave, dance-punk, punk jazz, and post-punk musician. He plays Alto saxophone, Keyboard instrument, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1976 to present. James was given the name James Siegfried on April 20th, 1953 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. James is also known as James White.

Larry Siegfried

Larry Siegfried was an athlete for the Cleveland Pipers, Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, and Atlanta Hawks. He was most prominent from 1961 to 1972. Larry was born on May 22nd, 1939 in Shelby, Ohio. He breathed his last breath on October 14th, 2010.

Chris Siegfried

Count of Merseburg Siegfried

He left this life in 937.

Paul Siegfried

Paul was born in 1948.

Michael Siegfried

Michael Siegfried is a soccer player for the FC Thun, FC Breitenrain Bern, and FC Biel-Bienne. Michael was born on February 18th, 1988 in Switzerland.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Siegfried U.S.
  White 95.25% 64.26%
  African American 0.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.35% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.17% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Siegfried

People with the last name Siegfried are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Siegfried

  • How Popular is the name Siegfried? Siegfried is the 13,765th most popular name of all time. As a last name Siegfried was the 8,878th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Siegfried have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 690 babies born with the first name Siegfried in the United States. That's more than enough people named Siegfried to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Siegfried? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Siegfried first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Siegfried is Monday, May 30th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Siegfried born? The highest recorded use of the first name Siegfried was in 1926 with a total of 22 babies.
  • Random Siegfried Factoid: According to the 1936 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Siegfried is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 1936.
  • Weird things about the name Siegfried: The name spelled backwards is Deirfgeis. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Gifeesird. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Siegfried? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,688 people with the last name Siegfried.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Siegfried? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Siegfried as their last name.
  • Siegfried name meaning

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