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What does Gershon mean?

Gershon Pronunciation of Gershon [ger-shon] as a name for boys has its root in Hebrew, and the name Gershon means "exile". Gershon is an alternate form of Gershom (Hebrew): biblical name from Exodus.


3 relations via Gershom: Gersham, Gershoom and Gerson.

Creative forms:
(male) Garshon, Genshon, ..


Middle name pairings:
Gershon Giovani (G.G.), ..

How popular is Gershon?

Gershon is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#24115 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Gerson (#1885 the previous year) is the only prominent variation form of Gershon (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of this relation of Gershon was well-received among parents in 2005 (#1137) and is somewhat lower today. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aeron, Aeson, Benson, Bensson, Berton, Carson, Carston, Deron, Derron, Dervon, Deshon, Deston, Emerson, Ferron, Garion, Garmon, Garon, Garron, Garson, Garton, Gascon, Gaston, Gehan, Gellion, Genshian, Gerhold, Germain, German, Germayn (see Germain), Germin, Geron, Gethin, Gibson, Gilson, Girvon (see Girvin), Gordon, Gorton, Greyson, Gryphon, Gulshan, Gurion, Guryon, Hermon, Herndon, Hewson, Jenson, Jensson, Jeron, Jerron, Jeston, Karson, Larson, Larsson, Leron, Marsdon, Marshon, Marston, Merton, Nelson, Orson, Parson, Pearson, Pearsson, Person, Pierson, Piersson, Rishon, Teron, Terron, Torston, Urson, Verdon, Verlon, Vernon and Weston. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gershon.

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