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Gender: Male Meaning of Gerard: "spear strength" Origin of Gerard: English and Irish from German

The name Gerard is a boy's name of English origin meaning "spear strength". Gerard and is often added to lists like Baby Names That Mean Strong and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibsets you know or heard of".

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Definitely a grandpa name.

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Famous People Named Gerard

Gerard Arthur Way, American musician, lead singer of rock band My Chemical Romance
Gerard James Butler, Scottish actor
Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu, French actor
Gerard Manley Hopkins, English poet
Gerard Piqué, Spanish footballer
Gerard Deulofeu, Spanish footballer
Gerard "Gerry" Adams, Irish politician; president of Sinn Fein
Gerard Alessandrini, American playwright
Gerard McCarthy, Northern Irish actor
Gerard David, Dutch painter
Gerard Eamonn Greene, Northern Irish snooker player
Gerard of Cremona, Italian translater

Pop Culture References for the name Gerard

Jerrard, Gere, Ged, Gerry, Gerrard, Gerrick, Jerry, Girard

Gerard's International Variations

Gellert (Hungarian) Gérard (French) Gerardo (Italian) Gerhard (German) Jerardo (Spanish) Gerik (Polish)