Geraldine Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Geraldine:
Feminine form of Gerald, derived from the Germanic Gerward, a compound name composed from the elements ger (a spear) and wald (rule): hence, "spear ruler, to rule with a spear."
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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In Irish history, a member of the Fitzgerald clan was known as a "Geraldine".
- Famous real-life people named Geraldine
Geraldine Ferraro, United States congresswoman and 1984 Vice Presidential candidate
Geraldine Chaplin, actress
Geraldine Fitzgerald, actress
Geraldine Page, actress
Geraldine McEwan, actress
Geraldine James, actress
Geraldine Somerville, actress
Geri Halliwell, pop star
Geraldine Farrar, opera soprano
Geraldine Plunkett, Irish actress
Geraldine Kennedy, Irish journalist, politician & first female editor of The Irish Times Newspaper.
Geraldine Parsons, Irish academic
Geraldine Bazan, actress
Geraldine McCaughrean, author
Geraldine Brooks, author
Geraldine Harris, author
Geraldine James, author
Geraldine Lievesley, author
Geraldine A. Johnson, author
Geraldine Woods, author
Geraldine Mesenas, author
- Geraldine in song, story & screen
Unrepentant Geraldines - album and song by Tori Amos
Geraldine (song), by Glasvegas
Geraldine (McQueen), a fictional singer, played by Peter Kay
Geraldine, an opera by Michael William Balfe
Elizabeth FitzGerald, Countess of Lincoln (1527-1589), called 'Faire Geraldine" in the poetry of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
Geraldine series such as Geraldine First and Merry Christmas Geraldine, children books by Holly Keller
My Darling Geraldine, book by Jane Carrick
Geraldine Jones, sassy character played in drag by comedian Flip Wilson on his eponymous television show, whose tag line was "The Devil made me do it!"
Geraldine Jones was guest starring character on the popular '90s tv teen show Sister, Sister
Geraldine was a character on the UPN/CW Network show One on One
Geraldine is mentioned in the Schoolhouse Rock song "Interjections!" "Though Geraldine played hard to get, uh huh huh"