GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: jə-RAHRD (English), JER-ərd (English), KHAY-rahrt (Dutch)   [key]
Meaning & History
Derived from the Germanic element ger "spear" combined with hard "brave, hardy". The Normans introduced this name to Britain. It was initially much more common than the similar name Gerald, with which it was often confused, but it is now less common.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Gerrard, Jerrard (English), Gerhard, Gerrit (Dutch)
DIMINUTIVES: Geert, Gerd, Gerry, Gert (Dutch)
FEMININE FORMS: Gerarda, Gerry (Dutch)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Gerhard (Ancient Germanic), Cai, Caj, Kai, Kaj, Kay (Danish), Kai (Finnish), Gérard (French), Gerrit, Jorrit, Jurryt, Jurre, Kai, Kay (Frisian), Gerhard, Gerd, Gerhardt, Gert, Kai, Kay (German), Gellért (Hungarian), Gearóid (Irish), Gerardo, Gherardo (Italian), Sjra (Limburgish), Geert (Low German), Cai, Caj, Kai, Kaj, Kay (Norwegian), Gerardo (Spanish), Gerhard, Cai, Caj, Kai, Kaj, Kay (Swedish)
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