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What does Gerold mean?

Gerold Pronunciation of Gerold [gerold] as a boys' name has its root in Old German, and the name Gerold means "spear ruler". Gerold is an alternate spelling of Gerald (Old German): from gār.

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

Variations

Gerold has 7 variants: Geralde, Gerolld, Gerrald, Gerrild, Gerrold, Geryld and Girauld.

26 more related forms via Gerald: Garald, Garold, Gearalt, Gearoid, Ged, Ger, Geraldo, Gerallt, Gerard, Geraud, Gere, Gerek, Gerhard, Gerhold, Gerik, Gerollt, Gerolt, Gerrard, Gerrell, Gerri, Gerry, Giraldo, Giraud, Jerald, Jerold and Jerrold.

Creative forms:
(male) Geroid, ..

(female) Gerlet, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gerold Terry (G.T.), ..

How popular is Gerold?

Gerold is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#34399 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Gerold was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its highest rank of #805 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Gerold listed in the Top 2000 are Gerald (#764 a year ago), Gerard (#1086), Jerald, Jerold, Jerrold, Gerry, Gerhard, Geraldo and Garold. Other forms, like Gerri, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Gerold was common among parents during the years 1930-1939 (average #702) and has become much lower since (#1785, down 97.2%), with versions like Jerrold falling out of fashion.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Gerold is alike in pronunciation to Jerrald. Other recommended names are Arnold, Bernald, Bernhold, Bernold (see Bernal), Berthold, Bertold (see Berthold), Darold, Darrold (see Darold), Derald, Derrold (see Darold), Everald, Everild, Farold, Fernald, Gard, Gared, Garon, Garrad, Garred, Gearard (see Gerard), Gemal, Gemali, Gemul (see Gamal), Geno, Geof, Geoff, Geordi, Georg, Gerall, Gerant, Gerardo, German, Germin, Gerome, Geron, Gerrall (see Jerrell), Gerred, Gerrey, Gerrie, Gerrit, Gerson, Gervas, Gery, Girard, Gjord, Gyrd, Harald, Harold, Herold, Herrold, Jerod, Jeroll, Keld, Leopold, Leupold, Reinold, Reynold, Sewald, Thorold, Tibold, Tiebold, Torald and Witold. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gerold.

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