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What does Girard mean?

Girard Pronunciation of Girard [gi-rard] as a boys' name is an Old German name, and the meaning of the name Girard is "spear brave". Girard is a French form of Gerard (Old German): from gār.

Associated with: spear (warrior), brave.


Girard has 1 variant: Gerrard.

17 more relations via Gerard: Garrard, Gearard, Gerardo, Geraud, Gerhard, Gerhardt, Gerhart, Gerri, Gerry, Gherardo, Giraud, Girault, Jarard, Jerard, Jerardo, Jerarrd and Jerrard.

Creative forms:
(male) Giard, Girad, ..

(female) Giber, Girarda, ..

Middle name pairings:
Girard Marvin (G.M.), ..

How popular is Girard?

Girard is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#2677 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Girard was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its apex position of #1396 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Gerard (#1086 from recent data), Gerardo (#417), Gerhard, Gerhardt, Gerry and Jerardo are the popular variation forms of Girard rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Girault, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Girard was at its most widespread in the 1950s (adoption of 0.1%) and has become much less since (adoption 0.05%, 51% less).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Girard, Gerard, Gerardo, Gerhard, Gerhardt in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gerry, Jerardo in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Girard is alike in pronunciation to Jarrard. Other recommended names are Adlard, Alhard (see Allard), Aliard, Allard, Bernard, Burgard, Burnard, Card, Durward, Eckard, Edgard, Eduard, Eginard (see Eginhard), Eideard, Einhard, Erhard, Everard, Evrard, Eward, Gad, Gaillard, Gallard, Garald, Gard, Gardnard (see Gardner), Gared, Garland, Garpar (see Gaspard), Garry, Gaspard, Geary, Gerald, Geraldo, Gerall, Gerant, Gerred, Gian, Gibor, Giffard (see Gifford), Gifferd (see Gifford), Gilad, Gilam, Giraldo, Girauld, Girvin, Girvon (see Girvin), Gjurd, Godard, Goddard, Goran, Graidy, Graig, Grant, Gyrd, Harvard, Hillard, Lenard, Mainard, Menard, Millard, Milward, Norward, Renard, Ricard, Richard, Rickard, Rikard, Riobard, Riocard, Seward, Sigvard, Siward, Villard and Ward. These names tend to be more commonly used than Girard.

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