Both a saint's name and a presidential one via Gerald Ford--who was born Leslie--Gerald is a quintessential 1930s-40s name, when it ranked as high as Number 19. Hence all those nice middle-aged and senior Jerrys we've all known and loved. Gerald has always been popular in Ireland, accounting for the prevalence of Fitzgeralds there. Though not considered stylish, Gerald remains on the popularity charts, now ranking at 726. Cousin Gerard has a similar profile, Geraldo is the well-used Spanish version, while Geraldine is the most promising of the family, in line to follow the path of Josephine to imminent revival.