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What does Gerrit mean?

Gerrit Pronunciation of Gerrit as a name for boys. Gerrit means "spear ruler". Gerrit is an alternate spelling of Garret (Irish, Gaelic): surname derived from Gerald and Gerard. Gerrit is also a variation of Gerritt (Danish, Old German).


ASSOCIATED WITH spear (warrior), ruler (king)


RELATIONS VIA GARRET, GERRITT Garett, Garreth, Garrett, Garrith, Garritt, Garrot, Garrott, Garry, Gerrity, Jarret, Jarrot



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How popular is Gerrit?

Gerrit is an uncommon given name for males. Gerrit is also a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Gerrit reached its apex position of #1083 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Garett, Garret, Garrett (#328 A YEAR AGO), Garry and Jarret are the popular varying forms of Gerrit rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Gerrity, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Gerrit was well-received among parents in 2000 (ADOPTION OF 0.35%) and has become much less since (ADOPTION 0.06%, 83.9%), with forms like Garret becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gerrit, Garett, Garret, Garrett, Garry, Jarret in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Gerrit is alike in pronunciation to Jerett, Jerrett, Jerrot and Jerrott. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aerric, Derrie, Derrik, Derril, Derrin, Ferrin, Ferris, Gardie, Garith, Garrad, Garrat, Garratt, Garred, Garrie, Garrin, Gearoid, Geert, Geordi, Geordie, Geraint, Gerant, Geraud (see Gerald), Gerik, Germin, Gerolt, Gerred, Gerrey, Gerri, Gerrie, Gerrild (see Gerald), Gerry, Gordie, Gorrin, Herrik (see Herrick), Jerri, Jerric, Jerrie, Jerrik, Jerrin, Jerriq, Kermit, Kerrie, Merit, Merrik, Merril, Merritt, Perrie, Perrin, Terri, Terrie, Terrin and Terris. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gerrit.

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