What does Fitzgerald mean?
Fitzgerald \f(i)-tz-gerald, fit-zge-rald\ 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".
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Fitz.
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. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Fitzgerald for boys. Fitzgerald has yet to be recorded in the Top 1000 thus far. (2014 Birth Statistics)