Name is female. Of Polish background. Sounds like Marilyn or Carolyn but with a G. Dad's name was Gerald. Unrelated per my parents. I was suspose to be a boy and named Michael. I came out a girl and my parents did not have a girls name. They told me they found it in a Christian/Catholic baby name book on a night stand in the hospital. I've only run across 2 or 3 spelled exactly the same way. Other ways I've seen it spelled is Gerilyn, or Geralynn, or Jerilyn, or Jeralynn. It is not Geraldine.