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What does Geraldo mean?

Geraldo Pronunciation of Geraldo [ger-al-do] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of the name Geraldo is "spear ruler". Geraldo is a Spanish form of Gerald (Old German): from gār.

Associated with: spear (warrior), ruler (king).


Geraldo has 1 variant: Giraldo.

22 more relations via Gerald: Garald, Garold, Gearalt, Geralde, Gerallt, Gerard, Geraud, Gerhard, Gerhold, Gerold, Gerolld, Gerollt, Gerolt, Gerrald, Gerrard, Gerrild, Gerrold, Geryld, Giraud, Girauld, Jerald and Jerold.

Creative forms:
(male) Garaldo, Gerlett, ..

(female) Geralga, Geralia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Geraldo Shlomo (G.S.), ..

How popular is Geraldo?

Geraldo is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#1024 out of 1220, Top 84%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#40622 out of 150436, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Geraldo entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its highest position of #1130 in the U.S. in the year 1990, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Geraldo name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Garold, Gerald (#764 the previous year), Gerard (#1086), Gerhard, Gerold, Jerald and Jerold are the prominent alternative forms of Geraldo. Other variants, like Giraud, are seldom used. These relations of Geraldo were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (median #741) and have become significantly less popular since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Geraldo, Garold, Gerald, Gerard, Gerhard in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gerold, Jerald, Jerold in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Geraldo is alike in pronunciation to Jeraldo. Other recommended names are Araldo, Arnaldo, Aroldo, Bernardo, Brando, Derald, Eberado, Eberardo, Evaldo (see Everild), Everado, Everardo, Everildo (see Everild), Ferdo, Fernando, Gallo, Galo, Gearard (see Gerard), Gedalia, Gedalio (see Gedaliah), Gedalya, Gemal, Gemali, Geraint, Gerall, Gerant, Gerardo, Gerasim, Gerhardt, Germano, Gerrall (see Jerrell), Gerred, Gervasio, Gervaso (see Gervase), Gherardo (see Gerard), Gildo, Girard, Goraidh, Grady, Graidy, Graydon, Grimaldo, Haroldo, Helado (see Heladio), Heraldo, Hernando, Jerardo, Naldo, Osvaldo, Oswaldo, Perdido, Reinaldo, Renado, Renaldo, Renardo, Reynaldo, Rinaldo, Ronaldo, Teobaldo and Waldo. These names tend to be less commonly used than Geraldo.

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