What does Gerald mean?

Gerald means "spear rule; son of Gerald; son of the ruler with a spear"

How do we pronounce Gerald?

Gerald \ge-ral(d), ger-a-ld\ is a boy's name. It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables.

The baby boy name Gerald is pronounced in English as JHEHRahLD 1.

1 Pronunciation for Gerald: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)"

What is the origin of Gerald?

Gerald is used predominantly in the English and German languages, and its origin is Old French and Germanic. From Germanic roots, its meaning is spear rule. Two-element name derived from the elements 'ger' meaning spear ; 'wald' meaning to rule. Gerwald (Germanic) is an original form of Gerald. The name was introduced to England by the Normans in the 11th century, s use subsided by the late 13th century. In Ireland, the name was brought in around the 12th century by Maurice Fitzgerald, Lord of Lanstephan, whose family was greatly influential as the Earls of Kildare. The name was sometimes confused with Gerard, which was a more popular name in the Middle Ages. The name saw a revival in 19th century England, along with other medieval names. It also acquired a somewhat aristocratic flavor. Gerald is a short form of the name name Fitzgerald meaning (English). The name Geraldine meaning (English, French, and German) is the female version of Gerald. Gerald is a widely used name; it has 57 variants that are used in both English and other languages.

used in English include Gearalt name popularity, Geraldo name (used in Italian and Spanish as well), name Geralt meaning, name Gerard meaning (used in French as well), Gere name variations, short names for Gerhard (used in German and Scandinavian as well), Gerik meaning of name, Gerolld definition, name Gerollt, name Gerrard origin, Gerred meaning of name, short names for Gerrell, Gerrie meaning and origin, Gerrild pronounciation, Gerritt meaning, name Gerrold, what does the name Geryld mean, Girault name, name Jarell origin, meaning of Jarrell, nicknames for Jaryl, Jerall pronounciation, Jerel meaning of name, and meaning of Jerrald. Other English forms include the pet forms baby name Gary, Ged name popularity, nicknames for Geddy, baby name Gerri, Gerry name variations (used in German as well), name Jerri origin, and Jerry name popularity (used in German as well), and the variant spellings name Gerold meaning (used in German as well), Gerrald meaning and origin, Jerald definition, what does the name Jerold mean, and nicknames for Jerrold. Foreign variants of Gerald include nicknames for Garald (Russian), Garold pronounciation (Russian), baby name Garolds (Russian), name Gearóid (Irish), nicknames for Gellart (Hungarian), what does the name Gellert mean (Hungarian), short names for Gerado (Spanish), Geralde name variations (French), name Gerardo origin (Spanish), name Geraud meaning (French), Gerek name variations (Polish), Gerhart name (German and Scandinavian), Gerolt meaning and origin (Dutch), Gérald meaning and origin (French), Giraldo definition (Italian), Giraud meaning and origin (French), Girauld name (French), meaning of Herrado (Spanish), Jarel meaning (Scandinavian), name Jeraldo origin (Spanish), and name Kharald (Russian). See also the related form, Jerrell pronounciation (English). Gerald is a classic favorite. Today it is still fairly popular as a baby name for boys, though to a lesser extent than it was in the past. Its usage peaked in 1939 with 0.887% of baby boys being given the name Gerald. Its ranking then was #19. The baby name has since markedly fallen in popularity, and is currently of occasional use. In 2010, its usage was only 0.017% and its ranking #678. Among the group of boy names directly linked to Gerald, Gerardo pronounciation was the most popular. In 2010, the name was twice as popular as Gerald. Gerald has predominantly been a baby boy name, though in the past century it has also been used for girls. In 1937, baby boys named Gerald outnumbered girls by 187 times.

A famous person named Gerald is Gerald Ford, US President, born Leslie Lynch King, Jr., 14 July 1913 - 26 December 2006, Omaha, Nebraska.

List of baby names that sound like Gerald:

Gerrald name variations (English), nicknames for Gerrild, Gerrold name variations, Geryld name popularity, Gerold name variations (English and German), short names for Girauld (French), Jarlaeth meaning, Jarlaith name, short names for Jarlath, baby name Jarleath, name Jarleeth meaning, what does the name Jerald mean (English), Jerold name popularity (English), Jerrald name variations, Jerrold meaning and origin (English), name Geralde meaning (French), Geralt meaning and origin, Geroldo name popularity, Giraldo name popularity (Italian), and nicknames for Jarlayth.

The baby name Gerald fun facts:

The name Gerald in reverse order is "Dlareg".

The numerological value of the name Gerald is number 2, which means cooperation, adaptability, consideration of others, partnering, mediating.

How popular is Gerald?

Gerald is in the top names in USA.

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