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What does Gerard mean?


Name:
Gerard
Pronunciation:
\ge-ra-rd\
Gender:
boy
Meaning:
spear brave
Origin:
English
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Popularity

Gerard is a very popular first name for men (#322 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#3956 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

Introduction

Gerard \ge-ra-rd\ as a boy's name is pronounced je-RARD. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Gerard is "spear brave". Closely related to Gerald. The name of numerous saints. Gerardo is a Spanish form; Gerhard is German. French actor G?rd Depardieu; poet Gerard Manley Hopkins; painter Gerardo Richter.Gerard has 23 variant forms: Garrard, Garrat, Garratt, Garrett, Gearard, Gerardo, Geraud, Gerhard, Gerhardt, Gerhart, Gerrard, Gerri, Gerry, Girard, Girault, Giraud, Gherardo, Jarard, Jar