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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 is often added to user-created lists like (Real) Names you Probably Shouldn't Use and discussed in our forums with posts like "Release the 20 T.I.G.E.R.S. -- the anti-elimination game! (BOYS)".

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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