US Popularity:2217
Meaning:spear ruler
Gerald is a boy’s name with German origins. Meaning “spear ruler,” Gerald was brought into the English language by the Normans and Germanic tribes who settled in Britain in the 19th century. During the first half of the 20th century, Gerald was commonplace across the United States and was the name of the 38th president, Gerald Ford. The name has since fallen silent on baby names charts but certainly has its own vintage charm and fantastic history.

Famous People Named Gerald

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  • Gerald Ford
    United States President
  • Gerald Green
    Basketball Player
  • Gerald McCoy
    Football Player
  • Gerald McRaney
    TV Actor

Gerald Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Gerald is currently #1881 on The Bump
Boy:Gerald is currently #556 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Gerald is currently #2217 in U.S. births
Boy:Gerald is currently #754 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 91
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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