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Gerard meaning and name origin
Gerard \ge-ra-rd\ as a boy's name is pronounced je-RARD. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Gerard is "spear brave". Closely related to Gerald. The name of numerous saints. Gerardo is a Spanish form; Gerhard is German. French actor Gérard Depardieu; poet Gerard Manley Hopkins; painter Gerardo Richter.
Gerard has 23 variant forms: Garrard, Garrat, Garratt, Garrett, Gearard, Gerardo, Geraud, Gerhard, Gerhardt, Gerhart, Gerrard, Gerri, Gerry, Girard, Girault, Giraud, Gherardo, Jarard, Jared, Jerard, Jerardo, Jerarrd and Jerrott.
Baby names that sound like Gerard are Jerrard and Jarrard.
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Popularity of Gerard
Gerard is a very popular first name for men (#322 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3956 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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