What does Gerard mean?
From gâr, gêr "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 Gérard 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]
How 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)
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.
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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.