Gerard - boys name

Gerard name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 75%

Gerard name meaning:

The name Gerard is of Germanic origin and has various meanings depending on the interpretation. One possible meaning is "brave spear," derived from the elements "ger" meaning "spear" and "hard" meaning "brave" or "strong." This interpretation suggests that individuals named Gerard possess a courageous and strong nature, ready to face challenges head-on.

Another possible meaning of Gerard is "ruling spear" or "spear ruler." In this context, "ger" refers to "spear" and "hard" signifies "ruler," implying that those named Gerard have leadership qualities and the ability to guide and influence others.

Overall, the name Gerard conveys characteristics such as bravery, strength, leadership, and authority. It is a name often associated with individuals who are determined, courageous, and have a natural inclination towards taking charge. These qualities may influence the personality and destiny of those named Gerard, shaping their journey into positions of influence and inspiring others through their actions.

Origin: German



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Overall UK ranking: 1184 out of 4789

23 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Gerard

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