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What does Garold mean?

Garold Pronunciation of Garold [garold] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and Garold means "spear ruler; army ruler". Garold is a version of Gerald (Old German): from gār. Garold is also a variation of Harold (Scandinavian, Old English): from Old English here weald.

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


Garold has 1 variant: Garald.

30 more relations via Gerald, Harold: Aroldo, Garret, Gary, Gearalt, Gearoid, Geralde, Geraldo, Gerard, Geraud, Gerhold, Gerold, Gerolld, Gerollt, Gerolt, Gerrald, Gerrild, Gerrold, Geryld, Giraldo, Giraud, Girauld, Harald, Haralds, Harolda, Haroldo, Herold, Herrold, Jerald, Jerold and Jerrold.

Creative forms:
(male) Gagold, Gyrold, ..

(female) Garoldi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Garold Brice (G.B.), ..

How popular is Garold?

Garold is a rare first name for males. Garold is also a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Garold entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest rank of #785 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Garold name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Garold outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Garold ranked in the Top 2000 are Gary (#582 the previous year), Gerald (#764), Harold (#810), Gerard (#1086), Herold, Jerald, Jerold, Jerrold, Gerold, Garret, Geraldo and Harald. Other variants, like Herrold, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Garold was common 8 decades ago (average #818) and has become much reduced since (#1634, 97.7%), with versions like Gary going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Garold, Garret, Gary, Gerald, Geraldo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gerard, Gerold, Harald, Harold, Herold in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jerald, Jerold, Jerrold in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gary, Gerard outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bertold (see Berthold), Caroll, Darold, Darrold (see Darold), Farold, Gabor, Gaell, Gaelle, Gail, Gaile, Gaille, Gal, Gale, Galil, Gallo, Galt, Gamble, Gamul (see Gamal), Gard, Gardell, Gared, Garen, Gareth, Garey, Garfield, Garin, Garion, Garith, Garlan, Garlin, Garlind, Garlyn, Garman, Garmen, Garmin, Garnock, Garon, Garpar (see Gaspard), GarrIk, Garrad, Garran, Garrat, Garred, Garrey, Garrie, Garrot (see Garret), Garrott, Garry, Garson, Garth, Garton, Garvan, Garve, Garven, Garvey, Garvie, Garvin, Garvy, Garwen, Garwin, Garwyn, Garyth, Gavril, Gayle, Gaylord, Gearard (see Gerard), Gerred, Girard, Gjord, Gyrd, Jarod, Karol, Karoly, Ranald and Thorold. These names tend to be more commonly used than Garold.

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