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pinWhat does Geraldine mean?

Geraldine /ger-al-dine/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced jare-ul-DEEN. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Geraldine is "spear ruler".

Feminine of Gerald, first coined in the 16th century by the English poet the Earl of Surrey, in a poem for Lady Fitzgerald. In Ireland, the Fitzgeralds were known as the Geraldines. Actress Geraldine Chaplin, Geraldine Fitzgerald; politician Geraldine Ferraro.


Geraldine has 35 variants: Deena, Dina, Dyna, Gearoidin, Geralda, Geraldeen, Geraldene, Geraldina, Geralyn, Geralynn, Geralynne, Gerdene, Gerdine, Geri, Gerianna, Gerianne, Gerie, Gerilynn, Gerri, Gerrie, Gerrilyn, Gerroldine, Gerry, Giralda, Jeraldeen, Jeraldene, Jeraldine, Jeralee, Jere, Jeri, Jerilene, Jerrie, Jerrileen, Jerroldeen and Jerry.

Kreatif forms: Geraldige, Giraldine, Gyraldine. [more]

pinHow popular is Geraldine?

Geraldine is a very prominent first name for women (#161 out of 4276, Top 4%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Geraldine for girls. Geraldine reached its peak position of #39 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Geraldine name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Geraldine outside U.S.

Prominent varying forms of Geraldine are Jeraldine, Jeri, Jerrie, Jerry, Gerry, Gerri, Dina, Geralyn, Geri and Deena. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.3386%) and are now much less popular, with versions like Geraldine, Geralyn, Geri, Deena and Dina becoming somewhat dated. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Geraldine and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Geraldine, Deena, Dina, Geralyn, Geri in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gerri, Gerry, Jeraldine, Jeri, Jerrie, Jerry in U.S.

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

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Recommended similar baby names are Geradine and Gerardine. These names tend to be less frequently used than Geraldine.