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Gender: Male Meaning of Gaylord: "brisk, high-spirited" Origin of Gaylord: French

The name Gaylord is a boy's name of French origin meaning "brisk, high-spirited". Gaylord and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven Hell Purgatory: Worst of The Worst".

From the experts:

Best left on the old southern plantation, sipping his mint julep.

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Famous People Named Gaylord

Gaylord DuBois, American comics writer
Gaylord Jackson Perry, American baseball player
(Gaylord) Kent Conrad, U.S. Senator from North Dakota
Gaylord Anton Nelson, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin
Gaylord Carter, American film composer and organist
Gaylord G. Birch, American drummer
Gaylord Griswold, U.S. Congressman from New York
Gaylord Roscoe "Pete" Stinchcomb, American NFL football player
Gaylord Thomas "G.T." Gunhus , U.S. Army officer; 20th Chief of Chaplains
Gailard Sartain, American actor/comedian

Pop Culture References for the name Gaylord

Gaylord "Greg" Focker, character from "Meet the Parents" and "Meet the Fockers"
Gaylord Hotel, a luxury hotel on the Washington National Harbor
Frederick Gaylord Crane, character on "Cheers" and "Frasier"
Gaylord Ravenal, Magnolia's husband, gambler and actor, in "Show Boat" (1926) by Edna Ferber
Gaylord Robinson, character in "The Amazing World of Gumball


qhhqw Says:


my name is jayden

I'm a Banana Says:


The god of gay.

Miri Says:


Honestly, I don't hate this name. I wouldn't use it, but I don't find it all that awful.

letmein Says:


Lmao! Who would name their child that?

Daiseymae Says:



Piteco Says:


Worst. Name. Ever.

beachbear Says:


Am I immature for thinking this name is hilarious?

KassemJ Says:


Still better than Zayden/Jayden

Guest Says:


This is the name of a resort in my city. No one ever makes snide remarks about it because that's immature but as a name I wouldn't do that to a kid.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Mean to the extreme

Honoria Says:


I'd use Evelyn for a son, and Humphrey would make for a perfect middle name - whereas Gertrude is the only thing I can see myself calling a future daughter. But, I'll be the first to admit that Gaylord, in all its antique glory, is off-limits. It truly is a beautiful classic with a negative modern connotation which most likely will not be undone in my lifetime. Which is a shame. Gaylord makes for such a regal name...