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What does Gere mean?

Gere Pronunciation of Gere [gere] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and Gere means "spear ruler". Gere is an alternate spelling of Gerald (Old German): from gār.

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


Gere has 1 variant: Ger.

16 more alternative forms via Gerald: Garret, Gary, Ged, Geralde, Gerard, Geraud, Gerek, Gerik, Gerold, Gerolt, Gerrell, Gerri, Gerry, Geryld, Jerri and Jerry.

Creative forms:
(male) Gele, Gire, ..

(female) Gede, Gerei, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gere Alister (G.A.), ..

How popular is Gere?

Gere is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#26946 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Garret, Gary (#582 from current records), Gerald (#764), Gerard (#1086), Gerold, Gerry and Jerry (#491) are the prominent related forms of Gere (not in Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Geryld, are uncommon. These forms of Gere were favored by parents 8 decades ago (usage of 3.4%) and are now much less common (usage 0.1%, 97.6% less), with versions such as Gerry becoming less stylish. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Garret, Gary, Gerald, Gerard, Gerold in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gerry, Jerry in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Gere is alike in pronunciation to Jere and Jerre. Other recommended names are Dore, Dre, Gabe, Gaer, Gage, Gale, Gard, Gared, Garek, Garen, Garey, Gari, Garve, Gearey, Geary, Geert, Gefen, Geir, Gene, Geno, Geof, Georg, George, Gerome, Geron, Gerred, Gerrey, Gerrie, Gery, Gide, Gore, Goren, Greg, Grey, Gur, Guri, Gyrd, Imre, More, Petre, Tore, Tre, Vere and Ware. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gere.

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