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What does Galliard mean?

Galliard Pronunciation of Galliard [gal-liard] as a name for boys is a Middle English and Old French name, and Galliard means "brave, cheerful, spirited; spirited, dandy". Galliard is an alternate form of Gaillard (Middle English). Galliard is also a derivative of Gaylord (Old French).

Associated with: brave, cheerful (happy).


Galliard has 2 variants: Gallard and Gayelord.

1 more relation via Gaillard, Gaylord: Gaillhard.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Galliard Tate (G.T.), ..

How popular is Galliard?

Galliard is an unusual first name for men. Galliard is an equivalently unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Gaylord is the only popular alternative form of Galliard (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. This form of Galliard was favored 9 decades ago (adoption of 0.01%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aliard, Allard, Ballard, Ellard, Gaillardet, Galahad, Gallway, Gardnard (see Gardner), Garland, Garlind, Garrard, Gaspard, Gellert, Gillian, Golliath (see Goliath), Hallford, Hallvard, Hallverd (see Halvard), Hallward, Halvard, Halward, Hillard, Hilliard, Hilliary, Hillierd (see Hilliard), Hillyard, Millard, Millward, Pollard, Villard and Willard. These names tend to be more frequently used than Galliard.

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