Gender: Male Meaning of Fitzgerald: "son of Gerald" Origin of Fitzgerald: Irish and Scottish

Fitzgerald Origin and Meaning

The name Fitzgerald is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "son of Gerald".

Made famous by F. Scott Fitzgerald and John Fitzgerald Kennedy; still works best as a middle name.

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headintheclouds Says:


Quite agree that this would be best as a middle name; Fitzgerald as a first name would seem smarmy and WASPy-prententious to me. Otherwise, this is one of those wonderful, also easily-recognizable surnames someone like me-- first-gen US immigrant who always spells out my last name before I'm even asked-- sometimes wistfully wished they had.

ThistleThorn Says:


I know someone whose middle name is Fitzgerald and he goes by Fitz.

emitch30 Says:


I have always like Fitzgerald. It is very classic and it makes a great middle name for any boy.

jordalini Says:


This is such a great name, its classic, and Fitz is a good nickname