What does Fitzgerald mean?
Fitzgerald [fitzger-ald] as a boys' name is of Old French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Fitzgerald is "son of the spear-ruler". Middle name of John F. Kennedy, and the last name of his grandfather, who was known as "Honey Fitz".
Related boy name: Fitz.
Fitzgerald has 1 feminine form: Geraldine.Creative forms:
(male) Fintzgerald, ..
(female) Fitzgerla, .. Middle name pairings:
Fitzgerald Gavin (F.G.), ..
How popular is Fitzgerald?
Fitzgerald is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#390 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the baby name history of Fitzgerald for boys. Fitzgerald entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its top rank of #1265 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is currently at #1973. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Similar NamesRecommended names are Derald, Everald, Fernald, Field, Fingal, Fingall (see Fingal), Fionghall (see Fingal), Fitzroy, Gerald▼, Jerald▼, Siegwald and Sigwald. These names tend to be more commonly used than Fitzgerald.See names in meaning and etymology.