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What does Gaillard mean?

Gaillard Pronunciation of Gaillard as a boys' name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Gaillard is "brave, cheerful, spirited". Also the name of a 16th-century dance. Also form of Gaylord.


ASSOCIATED WITH brave, cheerful (happy), 16th century


VARIANTS Gaillhard, Gaillardet, Galliard



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How popular is Gaillard?

Gaillard is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#12367 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Gaylord is the only prominent varying form of Gaillard (NOT RANKED). This form of Gaillard was popular with parents 88 years ago, but now, Gaylord has become less fashionable. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Adellard, Allard, Ballard, Dainard, Dainhard (see Dainard), Ellard, Gaill, Gaille, Gaillen, Gallard, Gardnard (see Gardner), Garland, Garllan, Garrard, Gaspard, Gayelord, Gellert, Giffard (see Gifford), Gilad, Gilead, Gilford, Gillan, Girard, Guilford, Hallvard, Hallward, Halvard, Halward, Hillard, Hillary, Hilliard, Hillyard, Mainard, Maitland, Marilland (see Maryland), Millar, Millard, Millerd, Millward, Milward, Pollard, Rainhard, Villard, Willard and Willerd. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gaillard.

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