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What does Ged mean?

Ged Pronunciation of Ged [ged] as a boys' name is of Old French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Ged is "spear rule; spear brave". Short form of Gerald and Gerard.

Associated with: spear (warrior), rule (king), brave.


13 relations via Gerald, Gerard: Gary, Geert, Ger, Gerard, Geraud, Gere, Gerek, Gerik, Gerold, Gerri, Gerry, Geryld and Jared.

Creative forms:
(male) Gedd, Gerd, ..

(female) Geda, Geti, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ged Aharon (G.A.), ..

How popular is Ged?

Ged is an uncommonly occurring first name for men and an unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Jared (#340 a year ago), Gary (#582), Gerald (#764), Gerard (#1086), Gerold and Gerry are the popular alternative forms of Ged (not in Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Gerri, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Ged was widespread among parents 75 years ago (median #408) and is now much lower (#1128, 95.4%), with forms such as Gary falling out of fashion. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gary, Gerald, Gerard, Gerold, Gerry, Jared in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ged is pronounced similarly to Gad. Other suggested similar names are Aed, Ced, Jed, Ned, Ted and Zed. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ged.

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