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Gerard Meaning


What does Gerard mean?

The name Gerard is of English and Irish origin.

The meaning of Gerard is "spear brave".

It is also of French origin, where its meaning is "spear rule".

Gerard is generally used as a boy's name.

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

The Given Name Gerard

Gerard is a great choice for parents looking for a more unique name.

Unique yet fearless, the name is a great blend of character and flair.

A valiant name that will be loved by parents.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Gerard 't Hooft, Gerard Butler, and Gerard Debreu.

Gerard Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 1,229 in baby name popularity for boys with 149 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,175 in baby name popularity for boys with 159 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Gerard sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Gerard Name Popularity Page.

Gerard Related Names

Variants of the name Gerard include Garrard, Gerrard, Jerrad, Jerrard.

The names Geeraard, Geerd, Geert, Gellert, Gerardo, Geraud, Gerhard, Girard are all forms of Gerard.

Gerard has the diminutive (nickname) Ged.

Famous Gerards

  • Gerard 't Hooft ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1999
  • Gerard Butler ~ Actor
  • Gerard Debreu ~ Nobel Prize for Economics 1983
  • Gerard Depardieu ~ Actor
  • Gerard Joling ~ Musician
  • Gerard Kuiper ~ Scientist
  • Gerard of Brogne ~ Saint
  • Gerard of Clairvaux ~ Saint
  • Gerard of Lunel ~ Saint
  • Gerard of Monza ~ Saint
  • Gerard of Saint Wandrille ~ Saint
  • Gerard of Toul ~ Saint
  • Gerard of Villamagna ~ Saint
  • Gerard Philips ~ Business Mogul
  • Gerard Pique ~ Soccer Player
  • Gerard Reve ~ Writer
  • Gerard Sagredo ~ Saint
  • Gerard Swope ~ Business Mogul

Gerard Numerology

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

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Gerard.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Gerard Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Gerard.

Just for fun, see the name Gerard 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 Gerard in Nautical Flags page.