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What does Gerritt mean?

Gerritt Pronunciation of Gerritt [ger-ritt] as a boys' name is pronounced GARE-it. It is of Danish and Old German origin, and the meaning of Gerritt is "spear ruler". Variant of Gerald.

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


Gerritt has 2 variants: Garrett and Gerrit.

Affiliated boy name: Garret.

15 more alternative forms via Gerald: Garret, Gearalt, Gerallt, Gerik, Gerollt, Gerolt, Gerrald, Gerrard, Gerrell, Gerri, Gerrild, Gerrold, Gerry, Jarrett and Jerri.

Creative forms:
(male) Gerdy, Geritt, ..

(female) Gerdi, Gerdy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gerritt Mickey (G.M.), ..

How popular is Gerritt?

Gerritt is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Gerritt is an equally unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Gerritt (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Garrett (#273 a year ago), Gerald (#764), Jarrett (#1136), Gerry, Gerrit and Garret. Other forms, like Gerik, are uncommon. These relations of Gerritt were popular as birth names 9 decades ago (median #1141) and are now significantly less conventional (#1362, 88.1% less usage). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Garret, Garrett, Gerald, Gerrit, Gerry, Jarrett in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gerritt and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Gerritt is pronounced similarly to Jarrott, Jerett, Jerrett, Jerrot and Jerrott. Other recommended names are Averitt, Barratt, Barrett, Bernett, Birkitt (see Birkett), Britt, Burkitt, Corbitt, Dermott, Dewitt, Everitt, Garett, Garith, Garnett, Garrat, Garratt, Garreth, Garrick, Garrie, Garrin, Garrith, Garritt, Garrot (see Garret), Garrott, Geert, Gelett, Geraint, Gerant, Gerhart, Germin, Gerrall (see Jerrell), Gerred, Gerrey, Gerrie, Gerrity, Gorrin, Guerrant, Hewitt, Hewlitt (see Hewett), Leggitt, Meritt, Merrett, Merritt, Nesbitt and Pruitt. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gerritt.

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