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What does Gerard mean?

Gerard Pronunciation of Gerard as a boys' name is pronounced je-RARD. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Gerard is "spear brave". From gr, gr "spear" and hard "brave, hardy, strong". Closely related to Gerald. The name of numerous saints that among the medieval names revived in the 19th century. French actor Grard Depardieu; poet Gerard Manley Hopkins; painter Gerardo Richter.


ASSOCIATED WITH spear (warrior), brave, strong, saints, medieval, 19th century


VARIANTS Garrard, Garrat, Garratt, Garret, Garrett, Gearard, Gearoid, Ged, Geert, Gellert, Ger, Gerardo, Geraud, Gerhard, Gerhardt, Gerhart, Gerrard, Gerri, Gerry, Girard, Girault, Giraud, Gherardo, Jarard, Jared, Jerard, Jerardo, Jerarrd, Jerrard, Jerrott, Jerry

OTHER FORMS VIA GERALD Garald, Garold, Gary, Gearalt, Geralde, Geraldo, Gerallt, Gere, Gerek, Gerhold, Gerik, Gerold, Gerolld, Gerolt, Gerrald, Gerrild, Gerrold, Geryld, Giraldo, Girauld, Jerald, Jerold, Jerri




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How popular is Gerard?

Gerard is a very popular first name for men (#322 out of 1220, Top 26%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#3767 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Gerard reached its top position of #193 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, and is currently at #1229. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Garrett (#328 FROM RECENT DATA), Jared (#367), Gerardo (#562), Jerry (#601), Gary (#674), Gerald (#894), Girard, Jerold, Jerardo, Jerald, Garold, Gerry, Gerold, Garret, Gerhard, Geraldo and Gerhardt are the prominent alternative forms of Gerard (#1229). Adoption of these forms of Gerard was common 8 decades ago (MEDIAN #903) and has become significantly diminished since (#1480, 94% LESS USAGE).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gerard, Garold, Garret, Garrett, Gary in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gerald, Geraldo, Gerardo, Gerhard, Gerhardt in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gerold, Gerry, Girard, Jared, Jerald in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gerard, Gary, Jared outside U.S.

Similar Names

Gerard is pronounced similarly to Jarrard. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Adlard, Alard, Aliard, Barnard, Bayard, Bernard, Bernhard, Brevard, Burnard, Card, Dard, Derald, Derward, Durward, Eckard, Edgard, Eduard, Edvard, Eudard, Everard, Evrard, Ferd, Gallard, Gard, Gardnard (see Gardner), Gari, Garland, Garnar, Garpar (see Gaspard), Geary, Gennaro, Gentry, Georas, Georg, Gerall, Gerant, German, Gerome, Gerred, Gerrie, Gervase, Gervaso (see Gervase), Gery, Gevaria (see Gevariah), Gevarya (see Gevariah), Gjord, Gjurd, Glennard, Godard, Godart, Goddard, Goraidh, Graig, Gram, Gyrd, Haward, Hereward, Jerad, Kennard, Kenward, Lenard, Menard, Renard, Rennard, Reynard, Ricard, Rikard, Seward, Sewerd, Shepard, Sherard, Sherrard, Siward and Vernard. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gerard.

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