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What does Gerhardt mean?

Gerhardt Pronunciation of Gerhardt [ger-hardt] as a name for boys is of Old English and Old German derivation, and the name Gerhardt means "spear-hard; spear-brave; spear brave". Gerhardt is an alternate form of Garrard (Old English). Gerhardt is also a German, Dutch form of Gerard (Old German): from gār.

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


Gerhardt has 1 variant: Gerhart.

10 more alternative forms via Garrard, Gerard: Gearard, Gerardo, Geraud, Gerhard, Gerrard, Gherardo, Girard, Jerard, Jerardo and Jerrard.

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Middle name pairings:
Gerhardt Renzo (G.R.), ..

How popular is Gerhardt?

Gerhardt is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#6358 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Gerhardt entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its top position of #1144 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Gerard (#1086 from recent data), Gerardo (#417), Gerhard, Girard and Jerardo are the popular related forms of Gerhardt. Usage of these forms of Gerhardt was at its most widespread in 2000 (usage of 0.1%) and has become much reduced since (usage 0.05%, down 50%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gerhardt, Gerard, Gerardo, Gerhard, Girard, Jerardo in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Bernard, Bernardo, Bernhard, Bernhardo (see Bernard), Derward, Eberhard, Eberhardt, Eckhardt, Einhardt, Erhard, Erhardt, Erhart, Everhardt, Everhart, Geraint, Gerald, Geralde, Geraldo, Gerallt, Gerant, Gerhold, Gerrald, Gerrit, Godhardt (see Goddard), Godhart, Gothart, Gotthardt, Meinhardt, Reinhardt and Vernard. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gerhardt.

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