What does Jerold mean?
Jerold [jerold]▼ as a boys' name is an Old German and English name, and the name Jerold means "spear ruler". Jerold is an alternate spelling of Gerald (Old German): from gār. Jerold is also a variation of Jerald (English). See also Jerrick.
(male) Jarold, Jeold, ..
(female) Jerli, .. MIDDLE NAME PAIRINGS
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How popular is Jerold?
Jerold is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#904 out of 1220, Top 74%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)
Jerold entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its apex position of #459 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 BIRTH Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Jerold rated in the Top 2000 are Jerry (#491 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Gerald (#764), Gerard (#1086), Jerrick, Jerrold, Jerrald, Jerald, Geraldo, Gerold and Garold. Other variants, like Jerri, are seldom used. These relations of Jerold were favored as birth names 75 years ago (USAGE OF 1.9%) and have become much less common since (USAGE 0.1%, DOWN 97.1%), with forms such as Gerard becoming somewhat outmoded.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Bernold (see Bernal), Bertold (see Berthold), Darold, Derald, Derrold (see Darold), Farold, Harold▼, Herold, Herrold, Jarod▼, Jerad▼, Jerall, Jerard, Jered, Jerel, Jerell, Jeril, Jerod▼, Jeroen, Jeroll, Jerome▼, Jeromo, Jeromy▼, Jeron, Jerone, Jerrad, Jerred, Jerrod▼, Jerroll, Jerryd (see Jerrod) and Jeryl. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jerold.See names in meaning and etymology.