Ekkehard (and Eckardt, Eckard, Eckart, 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.
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: