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pinWhat does Gerard mean?

Gerard /ger-ard/ [2 sylls.] 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 27 more different relations via Gerald: Garald, Garold, Gary, Gearalt, Geralde, Geraldo, Gerallt, Gere, Gerek, Gerhold, Gerik, Gerold, Gerolld, Gerollt, Gerolt, Gerrald, Gerrell, Gerrild, Gerrold, Geryld, Giraldo, Girauld, Jarrett, Jerald, Jerold, Jerri and Jerrold.

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. Census)

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 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Garrett (#236 last year), Jared (#296), Gerardo (#402), Jerry (#451), Gary (#560), Gerald (#816), Jarrett, Jerald, Jerrold, Jerold, Gerhard, Geraldo, Garret, Garold, Gerold and Gerry are the prominent alternative forms of Gerard. Usage of these boy names reached its apex during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.4353%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.1905%, 56.2% less), with forms like Gerald, Gary, Jarrett, Jerry and Gerard becoming somewhat outmoded. Garrett (#236), Gerardo (#402) and Jared (#296) are three of the more contemporarily stylish boy names in this list, and there is a revival in baby name usage for Garrett. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Gerard and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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, Jarrett, Jerald, Jerold in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jerrold, Jerry in U.S.

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