Given Name GERHARD

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: GEW-hart (German), KHER-hahrt (Dutch)   [details]

Meaning & History

German, Dutch and Scandinavian form of GERARD.
VARIANTS: Gerhardt (German), Gerard, Gerrit (Dutch)
DIMINUTIVES: Gerd, Gert (German), Geert, Gerd, Gerry, Gert, Kai (Dutch)
FEMININE FORMS: Gerda (German), Gerarda, Gerda, Gerdina (Dutch)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Gerard (Catalan), Gerard, Gerrard, Jerrard (English), Kai (Finnish), Gérard (French), Gerrit, Jorrit, Jurryt, Jurre, Kai, Kay (Frisian), Gellért (Hungarian), Gearóid (Irish), Gerardo, Gherardo (Italian), Sjra (Limburgish), Gerard (Polish), Gerardo (Spanish)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 578