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Gerald Meaning


What does Gerald mean?

The name Gerald is of English and French origin.

The meaning of Gerald is "spear rule".

Gerald is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ge-rald.

The Given Name Gerald

Gerald is good for parents who want a name that is popular and luminous.

This 2 syllable name has allure and charm.

Alternate names include Jerald, Jerold, Jerrold.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Gerald Edelman, and Gerald Ford.

Gerald Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 894 in baby name popularity for boys with 241 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 825 in baby name popularity for boys with 269 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

View the Gerald Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Gerald has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Gerald to other names.

Gerald Related Names

Variants of the name Gerald include Jerald, Jerold, Jerrold.

The names Gearald, Gearalt, Gearld, Gearldine, Gearoid, Geraldine, Geraldo, Gerallt, Gerhold, Gerlinde, Gerolt, Gerrald, Gerrell, Giraldo, Jemal are all forms of Gerald.

Gerald has the diminutive (nickname) Gerry.

Famous Geralds

  • Gerald ~ Saint
  • Gerald Edelman ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1972
  • Gerald Ford ~ U. S. President (1974-1977)
  • Gerald McRaney ~ Actor
  • Gerald O'Hara ~ Gone With the Wind character
  • Gerald of Aurillac ~ Saint
  • Gerald of Sauve Majeure ~ Saint
  • Gerald Vanenburg ~ Soccer Player

Gerald Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Gerald.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

Children named Gerald are often rosy and athletic but most of all they are read more >>

Gerald Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Gerald in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Gerald.

Just for fun, see the name Gerald in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Gerald in Nautical Flags page.