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What does Geraint mean?

Geraint /ge-raint/ 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: roman, greek, knight (warrior), king

Variations

Geraint has 3 variants: Gerant, Jeraint and Jerant.

Related boy names: Gareth and Gerasim.

Geraint has 1 feminine form: Enid.

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

(female) Geni, Gera, ..

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)

VIEW POPULARITY

Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Gareth (#1557 in 2014) 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 2014 (#1557). Below is a graphed comparison of the statistics of the boy name Geraint and corresponding names. (2014 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.

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NAMES LIKE GERAINT

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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