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What does Gerrald mean?

Gerrald Pronunciation of Gerrald [ger-rald] as a boys' name is of Old German derivation, and Gerrald means "spear ruler". Gerrald is a version of Gerald (Old German): from gār.

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


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

21 more alternative forms via Gerald: Garald, Garold, Gearalt, Gearoid, Geraldo, Gerallt, Gerard, Geraud, Gerhard, Gerhold, Gerollt, Gerolt, Gerrard, Gerrell, Gerri, Gerry, Giraldo, Giraud, Jerald, Jerold and Jerrold.

Creative forms:
(male) Gerhad, Gorrald, ..

(female) Gergal, Gerland, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gerrald Quincy (G.Q.), ..

How popular is Gerrald?

Gerrald is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#48963 out of 150436, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Gerrald (not ranked) are Gerald (#764 via latest list), Gerard (#1086), Jerald, Jerold, Jerrold, Gerry, Gerhard, Geraldo, Garold and Gerold. Other variants, like Garald, are seldom used. These relations of Gerrald were favored as baby names 85 years ago (median #702) and have become significantly less common since, with forms like Gerald becoming somewhat dated. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

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

Similar Names

Gerrald is alike in pronunciation to Jerrald. Other recommended names are Arnald, Bernald, Bernhald (see Bernal), Bernold (see Bernal), Bertold (see Berthold), Darrold (see Darold), Derald, Derrall, Derrold (see Darold), Everald, Fernald, Ferrand, Furnald, Garland, Garrad, Garran, Garrard, Garrat, Garratt, Garred, Gearard (see Gerard), Gemal, Gemali, Georas, Gerall, Gerant, Gerardo, Gerhardt, Gerhart, Gerlach, Germain, German, Germane, Germano, Germayn (see Germain), Gerrall (see Jerrell), Gerred, Gerrey, Gerrie, Gerrit, Gerritt, Gerrity, Gervais, Gervas, Gervase, Gervaso (see Gervase), Gerwazy (see Gervase), Girard, Gorrell, Guerrant, Harald, Herold, Herrold, Jerrad, Jerrall, Jerrard, Reinald, Reynald, Sewald, Terrall, Thorald, Torald and Verrall. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gerrald.

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