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2/26/2022, 8:28 AM Beautiful Victory
7/7/2019, 9:00 PM jkkk

Name Zwingli
Type Surname (from location)
Usage Swiss
Pronounced Pron. TSVING-lee
Edit Status Status2a. listed usages are verified

Meaning & History

Possibly derived from a place name in Toggenburg, Switzerland. A notable bearer was Huldrych Zwingli (1484 – 1531), leader of the protestant reformation in Switzerland, who was born in Wildhaus, Toggenburg. His name has sometimes been interpreted as meaning "twin" (from German Zwilling) or "to force, to compel" (from German zwingen).
Added 7/7/2019 by jkkk