Its source is an Ancient Germanic expression meaning "Lovable ruler."
This boy's name is used in German.
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Science and Philosophy
Huldrych Zwingli (born 1484, died 1531)
Swiss religious reformer.
Led the Protestant movement in Zurich (see list of Philosophers)