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What does Geraint mean?

Geraint Pronunciation of Geraint as a boys' name is pronounced GHER-aynt. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Geraint is "old". From the same root as "geriatric". First appeared in Latin as the Roman name Gerontius, from Greek Gerontios, possibly influenced by the Greek word ger´┐Żn "old man". The tale of Geraint, son of Erbin of Cornwall, is told in the Mabinogi. Sir Geraint is a knight in certain Arthurian legends, and the story of Geraint and his love Enid was used by Tennyson in the "Idylls of the King".


ASSOCIATED WITH old, roman, greek, knight (warrior), king


VARIANTS Gerant, Jerant, Jeraint

SEE ALSO Gareth, Gerasim




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How popular is Geraint?

Geraint is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Geraint is also an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Gareth is the only popular variation form of Geraint (NOT RANKED) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of this form of Geraint was at its apex in 2016 (#1567). (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Bernt, Brannt (see Brant), Brant, Derwent, Durant, Ferrant, Gaine, Gains, Garan, Garin, Garlin, Garlind, Garmin, Garrin, Garritt, Garvin, Garwin, Gawain, Gawaine, Gearalt, Gehan, Gerald, Geralde, Geraldo, Gerall, Gerallt, Gerard, Gerardo, Geraud (see Gerald), Gerhardt, Gerhart, Gerik, Gerlaich (see Gerlach), Germain, Germaine, German, Germane, Germano, Germayn (see Germain), Germayne (see Germain), Germin, Gerollt (see Gerald), Gerolt, Geron, Gerri, Gerrie, Gerrild (see Gerald), Gerrit, Gerritt, Gerrity, Gerson, Gervais, Gervaise, Gethin, Girault, Girvin, Goraidh, Goran, Gorin, Goring, Gorrin, Graidy, Graig, Grant, Guerrant, Levant, Lorant, Saint, Sergent, Tenant and Vermont. These names tend to be more frequently used than Geraint.

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