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Gender: Male Origin of Gerrit: Low German variation of Gerhard Meaning of Gerhard: German variation of Gerard

The name Gerrit is a boy's name of German, Dutch origin. Gerrit and is often added to lists like Artistic Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose: Similar Names (Boys)".

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The name of several Old Master painters makes an interesting possibility, except for the possible confusion with Garrett.

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Donna Says:


It's a Dutch name, popular in the mid-20th century, but I found a Gerrit online with the date 1486 after his name. The Dutch pronunciation is with a guttural G and rolling Rs. When I married my Dutch husband (in Florida), the minister said I had to use his real name when we made our vows, so I faked it -- a nice combination of "credit" and "Herod" -- luckily, 43 years later I'm able to say it (almost) correctly.

ShannaGrace Says:


The only Gerrit I've ever met spelled his name this way. It's said a little differently too which I liked. The Garret spelling looks off to me. ;-)

CocoWhite Says:


At first I thought this name was just a creative spelling of Garrett; I had no idea it was a name all by itself.