Gerald
Origin/Usage
Germanic
Pronunciation
JER-əld
Meaning
Ruler with spear
More info about the name "Gerald"

Gerald originates in Germanic languages and means "ruler with spear". It was the name of several saints and priests. As a masculine given name its usage has declined lately. It functions as a surname as well.

Popularity of the Name Gerald
Also Spelled Like...

Jerold, Jerald, Jerrold, Gerold

Famous Geralds

Gerald Ford - former US President
Gerald Alexander - baseball player
Gerald Carr - astronaut
Gerald Govan - basketball player
Gerald Kelly - artist
Gerald Mohr - actor
Gerald Perry - baseball player

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