Meaning:spear brave
If you want to give the name Gerard some Spanish flavor, go with Gerardo. This distinguished name landed on the popularity polls in 1945 for the first time, and then climbed the charts as the Latino/Hispanic community in the US grew. But its status and ranking dropped in the latter 21st century as American names became the preferred choice over ethnic ones. Interestingly, though, Gerardo ranks way higher than Gerard.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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