Gerard: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Gerard
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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Gerry, Rard, Gee
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From Old High German, meaning "strong spear". Pronounced jer-ARD in English, zher-AR in French.
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Gerard Manley Hopkins, English poet and priest
Gerard Depardieu, French actor
Gerard Butler, Scottish actor
Gerard McSorley, Irish actor
Gerard Way, lead singer of My Chemical Romance and author of comic book series "The Umbrella Academy"
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"