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What does Geraint mean?

Geraint Pronunciation of Geraint [geraint] as a boys' name is pronounced GHER-aynt. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Geraint is "old". From the same root as "geriatric". First appeared in Latin as the Roman name Gerontius, from Greek Gerontios, possibly influenced by the Greek word gerôn "old man". The tale of Geraint, son of Erbin of Cornwall, is told in the Mabinogi. Sir Geraint is a knight in certain Arthurian legends, and the story of Geraint and his love Enid was used by Tennyson in the "Idylls of the King".

Associated with: old, roman, greek, knight (warrior), king.


Geraint has 3 variants: Gerant, Jeraint and Jerant.

Related boy names: Gareth and Gerasim.

1 feminine form: Enid.

Creative forms:
(male) Garaint, Goraint, ..


Middle name pairings:
Geraint Paris (G.P.), ..

How popular is Geraint?

Geraint is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Geraint is also an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Gareth (#1577 in 2015) is the only popular variation form of Geraint (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of this form of Geraint was at its apex in 2015 (#1577). (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bernt, Brannt (see Brant), Brant, Derwent, Durant, Ferrant, Gaine, Gains, Garan, Garin, Garlin, Garlind, Garmin, Garrin, Garritt, Garvin, Garwin, Gawain, Gawaine, Gearalt, Gehan, Gerald, Geralde, Geraldo, Gerall, Gerallt, Gerard, Gerardo, Geraud (see Gerald), Gerhardt, Gerhart, Gerik, Gerlaich (see Gerlach), Germain, Germaine, German, Germane, Germano, Germayn (see Germain), Germayne (see Germain), Germin, Gerollt (see Gerald), Gerolt, Geron, Gerri, Gerrie, Gerrild (see Gerald), Gerrit, Gerritt, Gerrity, Gerson, Gervais, Gervaise, Gethin, Girault, Girvin, Goraidh, Goran, Gorin, Goring, Gorrin, Graidy, Graig, Grant, Guerrant, Levant, Lorant, Saint, Sergent, Tenant and Vermont. These names tend to be more frequently used than Geraint.

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