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Tjeerd is a masculine given name of West Frisian origin that is common in the Netherlands. Like Tjaard the name is a derived from Germanic Thiadward ("strong among/protector of the people") [1] People with the name include:

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  1. Tjeerd at the Meertens Institute for given names in the Netherlands.