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Genie, Gigi, Gina and Dina could be nicknames for Geraldine.
Lumi  11/25/2019
Geraldine is a magical golden Katana that acts as Mao Mao's primary weapon on Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart.
Feiticeiro  10/2/2019
The 1947 book The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Names by E. G. Withycombe states this about the name's origin:

"A female name. This name seems to have been invented by the poet Surrey who, c. 1540, celebrated the beauty of Lady Elizabeth Fitzgerald, d. Of the 9th Earl of Kildare, under the name of ‘the fair Geraldine’ (Geraldine = one of the Fitzgeralds)." [noted -ed]
Feiticeiro  9/25/2019
Like Gemma, I find it very underrated and underused.
wh0sbad  7/4/2019
Geraldine is a classy, elegant name.
kayisforkeen  8/20/2018
@kayisforkeen I’m surprised you actually said this kri8tiv feminine form of a male name was classy and elegant instead of saying it’s ugly and forced, I’m very proud of you. I think all kri8tiv feminine forms of male names should gain grace!:) I love this name! I love Geraldine, Geraldina, and Geralda as feminine forms of Gerald! Very uncommon compared to names that are still nice like Ava and Sophia!
― Anonymous User  11/23/2018
It has taken me several years to actually enjoy my name... Yup... I am a Geraldine... when I was 16 I had the opportunity to change my name... needed a copy of my Birth Certificate and noticed it had me as "Unnamed Female Child"... well I decided to keep the name my mom gave me... Geraldine... she actually named me after a high-school friend, that went by Gerri... then she actually married a man named Gerald... their first son was named Jerry... then me, Geraldine... I find most people actually like my name... I just have problems with people calling me Jerry. That's my brother, not me. I have learned to love my name including the meaning. I can truly say that my full name means... “I am mighty when wielding a spear, as I walk with gracefulness, from the green meadow where poets like to dream, and it is helpful that I am also a dweller of the strong hold.” That’s my full name, friends. See? Names can be interesting.
glocke66  9/18/2017
Geraldine Leigh Chaplin is a prolific actress of English, French, and Spanish-speaking films, the fourth child of Charlie Chaplin, the first of eight with fourth wife Oona O'Neill. After beginnings in dance and modeling, she turned her attention to acting, and made her American acting debut in her portrayal of Tonya in David Lean's Doctor Zhivago. She made her Broadway acting debut in Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes in 1967, and received her second Golden Globe nomination for Robert Altman's Nashville. She also appeared in his other pictures, including Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson, and A Wedding. She received a BAFTA nomination for her role in Welcome to L.A., and then appeared in Roseland and Remember My Name. She played her grandmother Hannah Chaplin in the biopic, Chaplin for which she received her third Golden Globe nomination. She also appeared in The Age of Innocence, Jane Eyre, Mother Teresa: In the Name of God's Poor, and a decade later, in The Wolfman.
cutenose  3/17/2017
I am named Geraldine after my mother. I have gone by the nickname, Geri, and she spelled hers Gerry. It is a very old, stoic name, and so I don't see it coming back on the charts for popular names. As simple as it is spelled, I am amazed that people have had to ask how to spell it.
They have an even harder time with the spelling for Geri. With that said, the benefits to a unique name have been the ability to screen phone calls or junk mail because someone using my first name won't personally know me first hand. Also when searching through paperwork of names, mine is easy to find in a sea of others. Personally, it has tuned in my sensitivity to other people's names and how to spell them. It pays off when I intuitively can spell a person's name the first time I meet them on the phone. Remember, a person's name pronounced and spelled correctly shows that they are important. Pay attention to people's names and give them respect. AND PLEASE! Think through the name you are giving your child! Do a google search on rhyming words in case of teasing, call someone on the phone and spell it for them to tell you if the letters sound clear on the other end; bummer to say "s" no "f" and such. They will spend their entire life searching for someone to get it right and show respect. Also, never ever name a child the same first name as the last name! I have seen it more than it should ever happen.
I've also given up on being so specific about it when it comes to getting a food order in a restaurant that calls out customer names: I pick a "name of the day" and as long as I am hungry, and they call a name I give for that order, I am happy. Job well done.
― Anonymous User  7/26/2016
The name Geraldine was given to 128 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
American attorney Geraldine Ferraro (1935-2011), a Democrat, the first woman vice-presidential candidate (to Walter Mondale in 1984).
Just Jonquil  5/27/2016
Geraldine: the name of some old Republican hag from the Midwest, considering this is the name of my racist, uber-Catholic grandmother. The fact that Iowa native Nate Ruess, one of my least favorite singers, also has a grandmother with this name should cement its Middle American ugliness.
TyrannosaurusRegina  10/1/2015
My name is Geraldine. When I was younger, I didn't like my name and hated the nickname. I wanted a name like everyone else. Now that I've grown and matured, I love it because it's so different! People always remember who I am because it isn't a common name. Maybe one day it'll come back into fashion... but I hope it doesn't. I enjoy feeling special!
― Anonymous User  8/10/2015
The goat in "The Good Life" was called Geraldine.
gerrycooper1  9/14/2014
My name is Geraldine and I admit that growing up with it was hard for me. People couldn't pronounce it right and I hated the nickname Gerry cause everyone said: "like Tom and Jerry", it was so annoying. But now that I'm older I love it, it sounds feminine and unique, and now I like Gerry- it's cool to have a boys nickname. With all these comments, I'm second guessing naming my girl Geraldine.
― Anonymous User  7/2/2014
Geraldine Chaplin (born 1944 in Santa Monica, California) is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2012
My dad was born in 1924 and his middle name was Geraldine. His mother claimed that after she gave birth, the nurse asked her what she wanted to put down on the birth certificate for his name and my grandma instructed her to write "William Gerald Dean" (plus his last name), but the nurse thought she meant "William Geraldine." I don't know why it was never corrected.

So my dad went through his whole life with a girls middle name. He usually omitted the middle name on paperwork or just wrote the initial "G" for the middle name.
― Anonymous User  5/1/2012
This name is about as granny as they get. If this name is possible, then anything is. Its very ugly and indigestible. The only alternative to the rescue is the name "Gerry", pronounced 'Jeh-ree' for this name.
MyFartsSmellGood  7/4/2011
My grandmother's name is Geraldine, she always goes by Gerry. When I was little, I didn't like the name, but now I think it's kind of cute. I love it every time my grandfather calls her name. She doesn't have a middle name because her father thought that Geraldine was a big enough name for a little girl :P
AudraClaire  3/12/2011
As Geri Halliwell is my favourite from The Spice Girls it's natural that I think this name is okay. Plus I have met her and she's nice which left a good impression of this name on me!
starz26  4/14/2010
Geraldine Farrar great American classical singer.
― Anonymous User  3/9/2010
I'm not sure why, but there is something about this name that appeals to me. It just seems to pull off an effeminate feel, whilst showing strength at the same time. Plus, I can imagine both a child, and a grown woman suiting this particular name.
MonsterKitty  10/28/2009
I like this name because of my favorite Spice Girl, Geri Halliwell. I also like the nickname Geri. It's sad that it's not popular, since it sounds prettier than a lot of the girls' names popular now.
bananarama  9/7/2009
Geraldine Granger is the central character in the British comedy "The Vicar of Dibley", played by Dawn French. Great actress/comedienne.
walesgal92  4/25/2009
This is not really a famous bearer of the name, but the Scottish band Glasvegas have a song named "Geraldine". It's a beautiful ode to all the hardworking social workers in the world.
The chorus goes like this:
I will turn, I will turn your tide
Do all that I can to heal you inside
I will be the angel on your shoulder
My name is Geraldine, I'm your social worker

- I think it's beautiful.
CB_DK  11/8/2008
My mother's name is GERALDINE. She was named after my grandfather (her father) GERALD, an erasable old German shop teacher. She uses Jerre informally. It always somewhat annoyed me that people would associate her name with FLIP WILSON's character. But she never minded. I think she rather enjoyed it.
CoinOpperated  10/14/2008
I absolutely hate this name. It has that American country girl from the 50s ending -ine added to a masculine name, and you can't get any decent nicknames out of it. I don't like Geri, as it's identical in sound to Jerry, and Jerry makes me think of unbearable middle-aged men.
slight night shiver  5/25/2008
A famous bearer of this name was stage, film, and television actress Geraldine Page. She won Golden Globe Award for her roles in "Summer and Smoke" (1961) and "Sweet Bird of Youth" (1962), a BAFTA award for her role in "Interiors" (1978), Emmy Award for her television work on "A Christmas Memory" and "The Thanksgiving Visitor", and an Academy Award for her role in "The Trip to Bountiful" (1985). Notable Broadway roles included the plays "Sweet Bird of Youth" (1959-60), "Agnes of God" (1982-83), and "Blithe Spirit" (1987).
AndrewJKD  3/9/2008
Weird. But kinda cool.
lilly_g  2/12/2008
This name was created by the Earl of Surrey in the 16th century as a poetic nickname for Lady Elizabeth Fitzgerald (Gerald + the feminine ending '-ine').
― Anonymous User  3/30/2007
Geraldine Granger is the vicar of Dibley, played by Dawn French.
― Anonymous User  8/19/2006
Geraldine Antonia Blank is the birth name of Jerri Blank, the main character of "Strangers With Candy."
Baraka  7/4/2006
A famous bearer of the name is nominated vice president Geraldine Ferarro.
CoBy  4/30/2006
Geraldine Grundy from the Archie comics.
Labonne  1/9/2006
Geraldine Chaplin (daughter of Charlie Chaplin and Oona O'Neill) is a famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
Birthname of Geri Halliwell - pop singer & former Spice Girl.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005

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