Gerald Name Meaning and Origin

Gerald is a Boy name. The name is originated from ‘Germanic’ origin. The baby name Gerald means “Ruler With Spear”.


Gerald Origin:

Origin of the name is: “Germanic”



Gerald is a Boy name.



The pronunciation of the name is: “JER + ald”


Gerald Name Meaning:

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



It is a Christian baby name.





Variations or similar name:

Jerry, Gerritt, Jaryl, Gerold, Gerrald, Jerrald, Gerry, Jerrold, Gerard, Gerrell, Jerold


Famous people with this name:

Gerald Dempsey “Buster” Posey III, professional baseball catcher for the San Francisco Giants;

Gerald Earl Gillum, rapper known as G-Eazy;

Gerald Rudolph “Jerry” Ford (born Leslie Lynch King, Jr.), 38th U.S. President;

Gerald Jermaine Wallace, American basketball player;

Gerald Green, American basketball player;

Gerald Lind Sensabaugh, American NFL football player;

Gerald “Gerry” Goffin, American songwriter/lyricist;

Gerald Joseph “Gerry” Mulligan, American jazz saxophonist;

Gerald Lee “Mac” McRaney, American actor;

Trevell Gerald Coleman aka G. Dep, American rapper;

Gerald Maurice Edelman, American biologist; winner of the Nobel Prize;

Floyd Gerald “Jerry” Brisco, American pro wrestler;

Gerald of Wales, archdeacon of Brecon and chronicler of his times;

Gerald Anthony Scarfe, English cartoonist and illustrator;

Gerald Norman “Jerry” Springer, British-born TV personality, attorney, and former Cincinnati mayor & news anchor;

Gerald William “Jerry” Trainor, American actor ;

Gerald A. “Jerry” Paulsen, founder of Jerry’s Enterprises, Inc.




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