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Gerald meaning and name origin

Gerald \ge-ra-ld\ as a boy's name is pronounced JARE-ald. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Gerald is "spear ruler". Old name revived in the 19th century. Geraldo (her-AL-doh) is a Spanish form. Talk show host Geraldo Rivera. See also Garrad, Garrett, Jarrett, and Jarrod. American President Gerald Ford; TV journalist Geraldo Rivera.

Gerald has 33 variant forms: Garald, Garold, Gary, Gearalt, Geralde, Geraldo, Gerard, Geraud, Gere, Gerek, Gerhard, Gerik, Gerold, Gerolld, Gerolt, Gerollt, Gerrald, Gerrard, Gerrell, Gerri, Gerrild, Gerrold, Gerry, Geryld, Giraldo, Giraud, Girauld, Girault, Jerald, Jerold, Jerri, Jerrold and Jerry.

For more information, see also related names Darold, Gerritt, Jarrell and Jerrell.

Baby names that sound like Gerald are Jerrald and Jeraldo.

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Popularity of Gerald

Gerald is a very popular first name for men (#58 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4154 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Gerald compared with its variant forms and related boy baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Gerald only.

Popularity of name Gerald
Popularity of name Gerald
Popularity of Gerald
Popularity of Gerald