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What does Gerilynn mean?

Gerilynn Pronunciation of Gerilynn [ger-i-lynn] as a name for girls has its root in Old German, and Gerilynn means "spear ruler". Gerilynn is an alternate form of Geraldine (Old German): feminine of Gerald.

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


Gerilynn has 4 variants: Geralyn, Geralynn, Geralynne and Gerrilyn.

3 more alternative forms via Geraldine: Gerianna, Gerianne and Jerilene.

Creative forms:
(female) Gelilynn, Gilynn, ..

(male) Geriland, Geryn, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gerilynn Dahlia (G.D.), ..

How popular is Gerilynn?

Gerilynn is an unusual given name for women. Gerilynn is also an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Gerilynn (outside Top 2000) are Geraldine (#1653 from recent data), Geralyn and Gerianne. Adoption of these forms of Gerilynn reached its most widespread 85 years ago (average #1346) and has become much lower since, with the version Geraldine becoming less in vogue. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Gerilynn is pronounced similarly to Jeralyn, Jerelyn, Jerilyn, Jerilynn and Jerrilyn. Other suggested similar names are Addilynn, Arlynn, Cailynn, Caralynn, Carilyn, Carilynne (see Caroline), Carlynn, Carolynn, Cecilyann (see Cecilia), Charilynn (see Cherilyn), Cherilyn, Cherilynn, Cherilynne (see Cherilyn), Cherylynn, Doralynn, Garland, Gelilya, Gemmalynn, Germayn (see Germaine), Germayne, Glynn, Jenalynn, Jesslynn, Karalynn, Karilyn, Karilynn, Karlynn, Karolynn, Keriann, Kerilyn, Kerrynn, Lorilyn, Lorilynn, Maralynn (see Marilyn), Marcilynn, Marilyn, Marilynn, Marilynne, Marlynn, Marylynn, Merlyn, Saralynn, Sharilynn (see Cherilyn), Sherilyn, Sherilynne, Sherlynn, Taralynn, Teralyn, Terelyn, Terelynn, Teriann and Terilynn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gerilynn.

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