Gerald
Origin/Usage
Germanic
Pronunciation
JER-əld
Meaning
Ruler with spear
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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.

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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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