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Gender: M Meaning of Gerald: "ruler with the spear" Origin of Gerald: English and Irish from German Gerald's Popularity in 2013: #726

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We've all known dozens of Jerrys, and though they're perfectly nice middle-aged guys, we probably won't be naming our babies after them.

Famous People Named Gerald

Gerald Ford, 38th President of the United States
Gerald Wallace, American basketball player
Gerald Green, American basketball player
Gerald Sensabaugh, American football player
Gerald McRaney, American actor
Trevell Gerald Coleman, American rapper
Gerald Dempsey "Buster" Posey, San Francisco Giants catcher

Pop Culture References for the Name Gerald

Gerald Winters, character from TV series "NYPD Blue"
Gerald O'Hara, Scarlett's father in Gone With the Wind

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Gerald's International Variations

Gerrit (Dutch) Gérald, Géralde, Giraud, Girauld, Géaud (French) Gerhart, Gerhard (German) Gellert, Gellart (Hungarian) Gearoid (Irish) Gearald, Gearóidin (Irish Gaelic) Girlado (Italian) Gerek (Polish) Garolds, Garold, Garald (Russian) Jarel, Jarell (Scandinavian) Herrado, Jeraldo, Geraldo (Spanish)