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What does Gerhard mean?

Gerhard Pronunciation of Gerhard [ger-hard] as a boys' name is an Old English and Old German name, and the meaning of Gerhard is "spear-hard; spear-brave; spear ruler; spear brave". Gerhard is an alternate form of Garrard (Old English). Gerhard is also a form of Gerald (Old German). Gerhard is also used as a variant of Gerard (Old German).

Associated with: old english, spear (warrior), brave, ruler (king).


Gerhard has 1 variant: Gearard.

26 more related forms via Garrard, Gerald, Gerard: Garald, Geralde, Geraldo, Gerardo, Geraud, Gerhardt, Gerhart, Gerhold, Gerold, Gerolld, Gerrald, Gerrard, Gerri, Gerrild, Gerrold, Gerry, Geryld, Gherardo, Girard, Giraud, Jarard, Jerald, Jerard, Jerardo, Jerarrd and Jerrard.

Creative forms:
(male) Gehard, Gerhards, ..

(female) Gerharde, Gerzar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gerhard Zade (G.Z.), ..

How popular is Gerhard?

Gerhard is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#11197 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Gerhard was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #812 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gerhard name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Gerhard are Gerald (#764 in recent rankings), Geraldo, Gerard (#1086), Gerardo (#417), Gerhardt, Gerold, Gerry, Girard, Jerald and Jerardo. Adoption of these relations of Gerhard reached its peak 85 years ago (adoption of 0.9%) and is now much lower (adoption 0.1%, down 92.7%), with versions such as Gerald becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gerhard, Gerald, Geraldo, Gerard, Gerardo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gerhardt, Gerold, Gerry, Girard, Jerald, Jerardo in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adelhard, Alhard (see Allard), Archard, Barnard, Barnhard, Bearnard, Bernard, Bernhard, Burchard, Burgard, Burnard, Derward, Durward, Eberhard, Eckhard, Einhard, Erhard, Everard, Evrard, Gallard, Gard, Gardnard (see Gardner), Garland, Garnar, Garpar (see Gaspard), Garrad, Gaspard, Geary, Gehan, Gennaro, Gerall, Gerant, Gerlach, Germain, German, Germane, Germano, Germayn (see Germain), Gerred, Gersham, Gervais, Gervas, Gervase, Gervaso (see Gervase), Gerwazy (see Gervase), Giffard (see Gifford), Glennard, Godard, Goddard, Godhardt (see Goddard), Godhart, Gorham, Gothart, Gotthard, Harvard, Hereward, Jarrard, Kennard, Kenward, Lenard, Lennard, Leonard, Leonhard, Menard, Norward, Raechard (see Richard), Reinhard, Renard, Reynard, Richard, Seward, Shephard, Sherard, Sherrard and Vernard. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gerhard.

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