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

Gerard Origin and Meaning

The name Gerard is a boy's name of English origin meaning "spear strength".

Gerard is currently in style limbo, after reaching peak popularity in the 1950s. With its strong meaning and gentle sound, it may be back in a generation or two. But for now, a boy called Gerard will likely be the only one in his class...unless you live in Catalonia, where it was recently in the Top 10.

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Famous People Named Gerard

Pop Culture References for the name Gerard

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

Gerard's International Variations

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

Comments

Kittylove Says:

2018-02-15T02:48:29

Oh, god.
I’m prepared for the many my chemical romance comments...

Llorde Stuart Says:

2017-06-15T15:17:44

Ah yes, time for me to make a quick-witted and original comment:

Gerard IS A SICK NAME MAN! G E R A R D W A Y

Niiv Says:

2017-04-19T03:19:49

You mean emo rockstar.

arr! Says:

2017-01-08T19:18:00

Hehehe, I KNEW this comment section would be full of emos... Talking about the name itself, I think it can be flexible if the bearer knows how to "wear it".

paulapuddephatt Says:

2016-12-08T01:32:19

This is an attractive name, and Gerry is cute as a nickname.

Tillie_Jay Says:

2016-08-21T05:39:48

GERARD ARTHUR WAY IS AN IMMORTAL GOD! HE'S FUCKING FABULOUS! HOW THE HELL IS THIS A GRANDPA NAME!

yourlocaldumpster Says:

2016-06-19T19:22:30

gRANDPA NAME?? GERARD WAY IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING ALIVE HE LOOKS LIKE A TEENAGER EXCUSE ME

pterodactylcries Says:

2016-05-17T20:33:42

I think Nameberry has something against Gerard Way. You should see the description on Bandit.

Toronto87 Says:

2016-04-17T18:50:23

Disagree with description of this name. I don't think Gerard sounds all that old fashioned. It's quite handsome and masculine - adding it to my list:)

headintheclouds Says:

2016-02-09T22:17:07

As all the other commenters pointed out, Gerard brings to mind Gerard Way and Gerard Butler, both decidedly not grandpas! I really do like the name Gerard, which might sound geriatric to some (not me!), but handsome and dashing and a modern-classic to others (me!). I love the way the debonair-sounding pronunciation of Gerard, which is why I like it better than its similar-sounding cousin Gerald.

lu Says:

2015-10-14T02:44:15

GERARD DOESN'T LOOK A DAY OVER EIGHT.....Y (hahahha, just kidding)

Zelliew Says:

2015-07-04T00:15:46

I don't keep up with the Punk Rock scene so it's still has an old man feeling to it - but one with style

yvonne_virginia Says:

2015-07-03T23:44:27

I have no clue who Gerard Way is, but I love this name. I'm using it in my book.

MissArgonaut Says:

2015-05-24T04:14:56

So someone got excited with Gee's name being here XD

bendogmon Says:

2015-05-13T00:55:21

"Gerard Arthur Way, THE MOST HANDSOME SEXY SINGER ASIDES FROM FRANK AND FORMER LEAD FRONT MAN OF MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE BUT THEN THEY BROKE UP."
Okay which one of you guys put this? xD

bendogmon Says:

2015-05-13T00:54:01

Gerard Wayyyy!!!! <3 I love how 100% of these comments are about him.

MayTulips Says:

2015-04-19T01:47:35

GRANDPA NAME????!!!! IT IS THE NAME OF THE MOST FABULOUS PUNK/EMO ROCK SINGER EVER!

ThistleThorn Says:

2015-03-30T21:44:01

Does the name GERARD WAY mean ANYTHING to you, Nameberry?

neworleans Says:

2014-09-13T02:31:29

Grandpa name? Sounds pretty badass to me. Might just be biased because of Gerard Way, though.

strawberrydino Says:

2014-08-06T19:59:59

Gerard Way made me love this name, tbh.. <3