US Popularity:2963
Meaning:Spear ruler; Brave spearman; Strong with spear
Gerard is a baby boy name of German origin whose might and strength inspired variations across Europe, especially in Britain. 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 “spear ruler,” “brave spearman,” or “strong with 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 the French with a variant like Jerard, as well as the Spanish Jerardo. Infused with purpose, Gerard will no doubt instill the same unwavering drive to your burgeoning baby.

Gerard Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Gerard is currently #2122 on The Bump
Boy:Gerard is currently #634 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Gerard is currently #2963 in U.S. births
Boy:Gerard is currently #978 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 50
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Gerard, December 2022

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