Conrad \c(o)-nrad, con-rad\ as a boy's name is pronounced KAHN-rad. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Conrad is "brave, bold ruler or counsel". Usual English spelling of Konrad. The name of nine saints, including a 10th-century bishop of Constance, and several German kings in the Middle Ages. Modern use in the English-speaking world is an import from Germany since the 19th century. Anthropologist Konrad Lorenz; hotelier Conrad Hilton; author Joseph Conrad.