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What does Geert mean?

Geert Pronunciation of Geert [geert] as a name for boys is of Old German derivation, and Geert means "spear brave". Geert is a German, Dutch form of Gerard (Old German): from gār.

Associated with: spear (warrior), brave.


9 alternative forms via Gerard: Garrat, Garret, Ged, Gellert, Ger, Gerhart, Gerri, Gerry and Jerry.

Creative forms:
(male) Gerert, Gerrt, ..

(female) Geeda, Geega, ..

Middle name pairings:
Geert Stryker (G.S.), ..

How popular is Geert?

Geert is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Geert is an equivalently uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Garret, Gerard (#1086 from recent data), Gerry and Jerry (#491) are the prominent related forms of Geert (outside Top 2000). Other forms, like Ged, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Geert was at its most widespread 8 decades ago (adoption of 1.2%) and is now significantly diminished (adoption 0.04%, 96.6% less), with forms like Jerry becoming less trendy. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Garret, Gerard, Gerry, Jerry in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Abert, Bert, Ebert, Evert, Ewert, Gaer, Geary, Geir, Gelett, Georg, Gere, Gerrit, Gery, Greer, Obert and Sebert. These names tend to be more frequently used than Geert.

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