Gerard is a boy's name of German origin whose might and strength inspired variations across Europe. Surprisingly, Gerard is the forging of two meaningful elements, the Germanic ger, meaning “spear,” and hard, meaning “strong” or “brave.” And so, Gerard is born, boasting a title that means none other than “brave spear.” Brimming with focus and determination, the name naturally went on to pierce the hearts of many cultures. Introduced to the English language following the Norman Conquest in the 11th century, Gerard has inspired iterations among Gaelic, French, and Italian tongues, to name but a few. Infused with purpose, Gerard will no doubt instill the same unwavering drive to your burgeoning baby.
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