Gerard Name Meaning & Origin

Gerard

Pronunciation: jə-RAHRD (key)

Origin of the name Gerard:

Derived from the Old High German Gerhart (spear strength, brave with the spear), which is composed from the elementsger (a spear) and hart (hearty, brave, strong).

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Gerard can be a good name for the child of an international family. It is more sophisticated than Gerald, plus it's used in English-speaking countries, French-speaking countries, and the Netherlands, and is spelled the same way in all of them.

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Nicknames for Gerard: | Edit

Gerry, Ged, Rard, Gee, UNCLE JIGGY

Meanings and history of the name Gerard: | Edit

From Old High German, meaning "strong spear". Pronounced jer-ARD in English, zher-AR in French.

Famous real-life people named Gerard: | Edit

Gerard Way, extremely sexy, coffee loving, life saving, lead singer of My Chemical Romance and author of comic book series "The Umbrella Academy" He has had many hairstyles but his longish black one from 2007 is the best, he has really cute teeth and an amazing voice and he is my lord and savior ADDED NOTE *TRUTH*!!!
^Amen to that!! <3
OH GOD YAAAAAAS!! SO TRUE!

Gerard Manley Hopkins, English poet and priest
Gerard Depardieu, French actor
Gerard Butler, Scottish actor
Gerard McSorley, Irish actor
Gerard Canonico (born 1989), American Broadway actor and singer
St. Gerard Majella, patron saint of pregnant women
Gerard Sokoto, South African musician

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Gerard, the name of Amy's tootbrush in "The Big Bang Theory"

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