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

Gaylord Origin and Meaning

The name Gaylord is a boy's name of French origin meaning "brisk, high-spirited".

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

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GenEric Says:


I have an uncle with this name, but he lives in French speaking Canada.

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?

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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...