Meaning and name origin
Geraldine \ge-raldi-ne, ger(al)-dine\ as a girl's name is pronounced jare-ul-DEEN. It is of Old German and French origin, and the meaning of Geraldine is "spear ruler". Feminine of Gerald, first coined in the 16th century. Actress Geraldine Chaplin, Geraldine Fitzgerald; politician Geraldine Ferraro..
Geraldine▼ has 32 variant forms: Deena▼, Dina▼, Dyna, Geralda, Geraldeen, Geraldene, Geraldina, Geralyn▼, Geralynn, Geralynne, Gerdene, Gerdine, Geri▼, Gerianna, Gerianne, Gerilynn, Gerri, Gerrilyn, Gerroldine, Gerry▼, Giralda, Jeraldeen, Jeraldene, Jeraldine▼, Jeralee, Jere, Jeri▼, Jerilene, Jerrie▼, Jerrileen, Jerroldeen and Jerry▼.
Geraldine is a very popular first name for females (#161 out of 4276, Top 4%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Geraldine for girls. Geraldine reached its highest rank of #39 in the U.S. in 1930-1939. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Geraldine and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jeraldine, Jeri, Jerrie, Jerry, Gerry, Gerri, Dina, Geraldine, Geralyn, Geri and Deena. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Gerardine. This name tends to be less commonly used than Geraldine.