Gerald name meaning

Updated: March 15th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Old High German, Old French and Germanic
Usage: English, German, Icelandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Gerald ge-ra-ld
Meaning: Spear Warrior, Ruler of the Spear and Rule
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What does Gerald mean?

Eternal and Admired Gerald is used dominantly in Swedish, Finnish, English, Danish, Norwegian, German and Icelandic, Gerald means "Spear Warrior, Ruler of the Spear or Rule" and came from Germanic, Old High German and Old French is given to both sexes.

Gerald is form of Gerwald. Prominent and Conifer Gerwald is originated from Old High German, Gerwald means "Prevail and Spear". Gerald is abridged form of Fitzgerald. Meaning of Fitzgerald is Mighty Spear-holder's Son, Son of the Spear Ruler and Surname is particulary used in English has origin in English and Old French.

How do I pronounce Gerald?

Three syllabled Gerald is most commonly pronounced as ge-ra-ld.

Variants of Gerald

Gerwald, Garald, Harald, Arald, Hereweald, Herwald, Herold, Haraldr

Names that rhyme with Gerald

How popular is the name Gerald?

Gerald was an extremely popular name in United States. Over 449840 babies have been named Gerald since 1880. At the peak of its usage in 1936, 11478 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 19th position.

However after 221 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts. Moreover, the name has been to the top 50 baby names 33 times Gerald is a familiar baby name in Ireland, it has been in use since 1964 and was able to reach the top 100 names.

In 1964, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 57 on boy names chart when 94 babies were given the name Gerald. Over 1531 babies in Ireland have been named Gerald.

Gerald is an uncommon baby name in England and Wales, even after 23 years of use, it could not make it big. Over 302 babies in England and Wales have been named Gerald.

The given name is a rare baby name in France where it is still in use. But Gerald is a popular baby name in Uganda where every 1 in 500 have the name as well as in, Philippines, Canada, Germany, England, Tanzania, Austria, Kenya, South Africa, Malawi, Haiti, Ghana, Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Rwanda, Sudan and Zimbabwe.

As per our research, over 1120000 babies have been bestowed Gerald around the globe.

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Gerald in Nordic countries

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Numerological analysis of Gerald

Your friends are like addicted to you, but your family isn't very happy with how you live your life cause you are restless. You love books and movies with a powerful message. You lack self-confidence and self-reliance. When it comes to life goals, you are cautious and always plan precisely your next steps. They want to be adored and loved by others. Most people enjoy having you around. Handling the problems and life situations of others keeps you distracted from your own.

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Sibling Names for Gerald

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Famous people named Gerald

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  • Gerald Frug, Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law at Harvard Law School
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  • Gerald Jay Sussman, Panasonic Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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