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What does Geraldina mean?

Geraldina Pronunciation of Geraldina [geral-d-ina] as a girls' name is of Old German derivation, and Geraldina means "spear ruler". Geraldina is a version of Geraldine (Old German): feminine of Gerald.

Associated with: spear (warrior), ruler (queen).


Geraldina has 3 variants: Geraldeen, Geraldene and Gerroldine.

8 more related forms via Geraldine: Geralda, Geralyn, Geralynn, Geralynne, Gerdine, Giralda, Jeraldene and Jeraldine.

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Middle name pairings:
Geraldina Zaina (G.Z.), ..

How popular is Geraldina?

Geraldina is an uncommon given name for females. Geraldina is an equivalently unique last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Geraldene, Geraldine (#1653 the previous year), Geralyn and Jeraldine are the popular variation forms of Geraldina (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Giralda, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Geraldina was more pronounced during the years 1930-1939 (median #1106) and is now much reduced (#1913, down 99%). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Geraldene, Geraldine, Geralyn, Jeraldine in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Geraldina and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bernadina, Bernardina, Coralina, Corallina, Donaldina, Doralina, Earldina (see Earla), Emeraldina, Fernandina, Galina, Garldina (see Garland), Geradine, Gerarda, Gerardina, Gerardine, Gerardyne, Gererdina, Gertina, Giardina, Goldina, Gracina, Grazina, Haroldina, Karalina, Maralina, Meralda, Merlina, Serafina, Seraphina, Terasina, Waldina and Zerlina. These names tend to be more commonly used than Geraldina.

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