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What does Gershom mean?

Gershom Pronunciation of Gershom [ger-shom] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Gershom is "exile". Biblical name from Exodus.

Associated with: biblical.


Gershom has 4 variants: Gersham, Gershon, Gershoom and Gerson.

Creative forms:
(male) Garshom, Gilshom, ..


Middle name pairings:
Gershom Austen (G.A.), ..

How popular is Gershom?

Gershom is an unusual first name for males. Gershom is an equally unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Gerson (#1885 the previous year) is the only prominent varying form of Gershom (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of this form of Gershom was at its highest in the year 2005 and is somewhat lower today. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gerson in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Garson, Gerasim, Gerhold, Gerome, Geron, Gorham, Graham, Gresham and Merom. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gershom.

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