US Popularity:2986
Meaning:spear ruler
Geraldine is a girl’s name of German origin. As the feminine form of “Gerald,” this name means “spear ruler.” Armed with a legacy, too, it’s believed to have evolved in the 16th century after poet Henry Howard wrote a sonnet in honor of Irish-born Lady Elizabeth Fitzgerald. He referred to her and the family clan as “The Geraldine.” Although it was most fashionable during the early 20th century, this name is regaining its earlier popularity. If you want to call baby after a spear-bearing warrior or plan to encourage them to be a battle-hardened lady of a different sort, Geraldine is a worthy contender.

Geraldine Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Geraldine is currently #1850 on The Bump
Girl:Geraldine is currently #826 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Geraldine is currently #2986 in U.S. births
Girl:Geraldine is currently #1114 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 35
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
Learn how we keep our content accurate and up-to-date by reading our medical review and editorial process.
Not sure you have the perfect name? Search to add more baby names to your My Favorites list.