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What does Gerson mean?

Gerson Pronunciation of Gerson [ger-son] as a boys' name has its root in Hebrew, and Gerson means "exile". Gerson is a version of Gershom (Hebrew): biblical name from Exodus.


3 related forms via Gershom: Gersham, Gershon and Gershoom.

Creative forms:
(male) Gergon, Gerron, ..

(female) Gerin, Gernor, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gerson Yandel (G.Y.), ..

How popular is Gerson?

Gerson is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#12277 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Gerson was first listed in 1990 and reached its apex rank of #1137 in the U.S. in the year 2005, and is at #1885 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Gerson is pronounced similarly to Garson. Other recommended names are Aeron, Aeson, Benson, Berton, Carson, Deron, Derron, Dervon, Emerson, Ferron, Garion, Garmon, Garon, Garrison, Garron, Garton, Gerasim, German, Germin, Geron, Gibson, Gilson, Girvon (see Girvin), Gordon, Gorton, Grayson, Greyson, Gurion, Guryon, Hermon, Hewson, Jenson, Jeron, Jerron, Karson, Larson, Leron, Merton, Nelson, Orson, Parson, Pearson, Person, Persons, Pierson, Teron, Terron, Urson, Verdon, Verlon and Vernon. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gerson.

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