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What does Gerrold mean?

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

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


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

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

Creative forms:
(male) Girold, Gorrold, ..

(female) Gerrolde, Gerroldi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gerrold Johann (G.J.), ..

How popular is Gerrold?

Gerrold is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Gerrold is an uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Gerrold (outside Top 2000) are Garold, Gerald (#764 from current records), Geraldo, Gerard (#1086), Gerhard, Gerold, Gerry, Jerald, Jerold and Jerrold. Adoption of these relations of Gerrold was at its most widespread 9 decades ago (median #702) and has become much reduced since (#1785, 97% less usage), with forms like Gerry becoming less trendy. (Top 2000 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

Gerrold is alike in pronunciation to Jerrald. Other suggested similar names are Arnold, Bernald, Bernhold, Bernold (see Bernal), Berthold, Bertold (see Berthold), Darold, Darrold (see Darold), Derald, Derrold (see Darold), Farold, Fernald, Garrad, Garrard, Garred, Garron, Garrot (see Garret), Garrott, Gearard (see Gerard), Gerall, Gerome, Geron, Gerrall (see Jerrell), Gerred, Gerrey, Gerrie, Gerrit, Gerritt, Gerrity, Gerson, Gorrell, Harold, Herold, Herrold, Jerrod, Jerroll, Leopold, Leupold, Reinold, Reynold, Thorold and Verroll. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gerrold.

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