Popularity:2126
Origin:German
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

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Source: Social Security Administration

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