Gerard

Pronunciation: ge-hra-hrd
Origin: France
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Western Europe

Gerard is a masculine forename of Proto-Germanic origin, with variations found in many Germanic and Romance languages. The name is derived from the Old German element "ger," meaning "spear," combined with "hart," meaning "hard, firm, brave, hardy". It was introduced to the English language following the Norman Conquest in the 11th century. The name Gerard has its roots in ancient Germanic elements, specifically "gēr," meaning "spear" or "lance," and "hard," meaning "hardy," "brave," or "strong". This combination results in a name that signifies "brave spear" or "spear-hard". Gerard has inspired variations across Europe, including Gaelic, French, and Italian tongues, and has been borne by saints from Belgium, Germany, Hungary, and Italy.

Gerard Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Gerard is currently #632 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Gerard is currently #632 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Gerard is currently #623 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Gerard is currently #623 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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