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Gerard /ger-ard/ as a boys' name is pronounced je-RARD. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Gerard is "spear brave".

From gr, gr "spear" and hard "brave, hardy, strong". Closely related to Gerald. The name of numerous saints that among the medieval names revived in the 19th century. French actor Grard Depardieu; poet Gerard Manley Hopkins; painter Gerardo Richter.


Gerard has 31 variants: Garrard, Garrat, Garratt, Garret, Garrett, Gearard, Gearoid, Ged, Geert, Gellert, Ger, Gerardo, Geraud, Gerhard, Gerhardt, Gerhart, Gerrard, Gerri, Gerry, Gherardo, Girard, Giraud, Girault, Jarard, Jared, Jerard, Jerardo, Jerarrd, Jerrard, Jerrott and Jerry.

Gerard has 23 more different relations via Gerald: Garald, Garold, Gary, Gearalt, Geralde, Geraldo, Gerallt, Gere, Gerek, Gerhold, Gerik, Gerold, Gerolld, Gerolt, Gerrald, Gerrild, Gerrold, Geryld, Giraldo, Girauld, Jerald, Jerold and Jerri.

Gerard has 1 feminine form: Gerardine.

Kreatif forms: Gorard, Grerard. [more]

pinHow popular is Gerard?

Gerard is a very popular first name for men (#322 out of 1220, Top 26%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#3767 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Gerard for boys. Gerard entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its top position of #202 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gerard name in U.S.

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

Garrett (#236 from recent data), Jared (#296), Gerardo (#402), Jerry (#451), Gary (#560), Gerald (#816), Garret, Jerold, Gerry, Jerald, Gerhard, Geraldo, Garold and Gerold are the prominent alternative forms of Gerard. Usage of these forms of Gerard was common 5 decades ago (median #527) and is somewhat less today (#784, 54% less). Jerry has generally been preferred by parents, though Garrett is currently more frequently used, while versions like Gary have become less popular.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gerard, Garold, Garret, Garrett, Gary in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gerald, Geraldo, Gerardo, Gerhard, Gerold in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gerry, Jared, Jerald, Jerold, Jerry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gerard, Gary, Jared outside U.S.

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Gerard is pronounced similarly to Jarrard. Other suggested similar baby names are Adlard, Alard, Aliard, Barnard, Bayard, Bernard, Bernhard, Brevard, Burnard, Card, Dard, Derald, Derward, Durward, Eckard, Edgard, Eduard, Edvard, Eudard, Everard, Evrard, Ferd, Gallard, Gard, Gardnard, Gari, Garland, Garnar, Garpar, Geary, Gennaro, Gentry, Georas, Georg, Gerall, Gerant, German, Gerome, Gerred, Gerrie, Gervase, Gervaso, Gery, Gevaria, Gevarya, Gjord, Gjurd, Glennard, Godard, Godart, Goddard, Goraidh, Graig, Gram, Gyrd, Haward, Hereward, Jerad, Kennard, Kenward, Lenard, Menard, Renard, Rennard, Reynard, Ricard, Rikard, Seward, Sewerd, Shepard, Sherard, Sherrard, Siward and Vernard. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gerard.