Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names


Bard refers to a professional poet, storyteller, singer, often composing songs of the exploits and heroics of heroes and kings, etc. It comes from Proto-Celtic *bardos (bard, poet) via PIE *gʷerH(to express approval; praise). Bard is also a surname with several possible origins, including as an occupational name for a bard or perhaps, in some cases, originating as a nickname for someone who liked to spin a good tale.

Bard also refers to an ornamental piece of armor for a horse. In this case, the word comes from Old French barde via Arabic barda from a Persian origin, which ultimately derives from a PIE root word.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: a bard refers to a poet, storyteller; also a word referring to a piece of armor for a horse

Usage: English, Scottish, Irish


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