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What does Gerhold mean?

Gerhold Pronunciation of Gerhold [ger-hold] as a boys' name has its root in Old German, and the meaning of the name Gerhold is "spear ruler". Gerhold is a German form of Gerald (Old German): from gār.

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


23 alternative forms via Gerald: Garald, Garold, Gearoid, Geralde, Geraldo, Gerallt, Gerard, Geraud, Gerhard, Gerold, Gerolld, Gerollt, Gerolt, Gerrald, Gerrard, Gerrell, Gerrild, Gerrold, Geryld, Girauld, Jerald, Jerold and Jerrold.

Creative forms:
(male) Gahold, Gorhold, ..


Middle name pairings:
Gerhold Huck (G.H.), ..

How popular is Gerhold?

Gerhold is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#32417 out of 150436, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Gerhold (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Garold, Gerald (#764 last year), Geraldo, Gerard (#1086), Gerhard, Gerold, Jerald, Jerold and Jerrold. Other variants, like Girauld, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Gerhold was well-received 85 years ago (median #719) and has become significantly diminished since (#1761, 97% less usage). (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gerold, Jerald, Jerold, Jerrold in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Arnold, Barthold, Bernald, Bernhald (see Bernal), Bernhold, Bernold (see Bernal), Berthold, Bertold (see Berthold), Darold, Darrold (see Darold), Derald, Derrold (see Darold), Everhild, Farold, Fernald, Gerall, Gerhardt, Gerhart, Gerome, Geron, Gerrall (see Jerrell), Gerred, Gershom, Gershon, Gershoom (see Gershom), Gerson, Harold, Herold, Herrold, Jerrald, Leopold, Leupold, Reinhold, Reinold and Reynold. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gerhold.

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