Given Name GERLACH

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: KHER-lahkh (Dutch)   [details]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic element ger "spear" combined with laic "play". Saint Gerlach was a 12th-century Dutch soldier who became a hermit.

Categories

saints, weapons

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 581