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What does Gaillard mean?

Gaillard Pronunciation of Gaillard [gail-lard] as a boys' name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Gaillard is "brave, cheerful, spirited". Also the name of a 16th-century dance.

Associated with: brave, cheerful (happy), 16th century.


Gaillard has 3 variants: Gaillardet, Gaillhard and Galliard.

Related boy name: Gaylord.

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Middle name pairings:
Gaillard Kolton (G.K.), ..

How popular is Gaillard?

Gaillard is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#12367 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Gaylord is the only prominent varying form of Gaillard (not ranked). This form of Gaillard was popular with parents 85 years ago, but now, Gaylord has become less fashionable. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gaylord in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adellard, Allard, Ballard, Dainard, Dainhard (see Dainard), Ellard, Gaill, Gaille, Gaillen, Gallard, Gardnard (see Gardner), Garland, Garllan, Garrard, Gaspard, Gayelord, Gellert, Giffard (see Gifford), Gilad, Gilead, Gilford, Gillan, Girard, Guilford, Hallvard, Hallward, Halvard, Halward, Hillard, Hillary, Hilliard, Hillyard, Mainard, Maitland, Marilland (see Maryland), Millar, Millard, Millerd, Millward, Milward, Pollard, Rainhard, Villard, Willard and Willerd. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gaillard.

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