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GABBYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of GABRIEL or GABRIELLE.
Short form of GABRIEL.
GABIf & mGerman, Romanian, Hungarian
German diminutive of GABRIELE (2) (feminine), Romanian diminutive of GABRIEL (masculine) or GABRIELA (feminine), and Hungarian diminutive of GÁBOR (masculine) or GABRIELLA (feminine).
GABIJAfLithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Probably from Lithuanian gaubti meaning "to cover". In Lithuanian mythology this was the name of the goddess of fire and the home.
French form of Gabinus (see GAVINO).
Spanish form of Gabinus (see GAVINO).
GABINUSmLate Roman
Latin form of GAVINO.
Variant transcription of JABIR.
Hungarian form of GABRIEL.
Variant transcription of JABR.
Hungarian form of GABRIEL.
Dutch form of GABRIEL.
GABRIELmFrench, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Catalan, English, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name גַבְרִיאֵל (Gavri'el) meaning "God is my strong man", derived from גֶּבֶר (gever) meaning "strong man, hero" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". Gabriel is an archangel in Hebrew tradition, often appearing as a messenger of God. In the Old Testament he is sent to interpret the visions of the prophet Daniel, while in the New Testament he serves as the announcer of the births of John to Zechariah and Jesus to Mary. According to Islamic tradition he was the angel who dictated the Qur'an to Muhammad.... [more]
GABRIELE (1)mItalian
Italian form of GABRIEL.
GABRIELE (2)fGerman
German feminine form of GABRIEL.
Lithuanian feminine form of GABRIEL.
Lithuanian form of GABRIEL.
Dutch feminine form of GABRIEL.
GABRIELLEfFrench, English
French feminine form of GABRIEL. This was the real name of French fashion designer Coco Chanel (1883-1971).
Latvian form of GABRIEL.
GABRIJELmCroatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of GABRIEL.
Croatian feminine form of GABRIEL.
Means "fortune, luck" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Gad is the first son of Jacob by Leah's slave-girl Zilpah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of the Israelites. His name is explained in Genesis 30:11. Another Gad in the Old Testament is a prophet of King David.
Variant transcription of KATAR.
GADISAmEastern African, Oromo
From Oromo gaaddisa meaning "shade".
GAËLmFrench, Breton
Meaning uncertain. It possibly derives from the ethno-linguistic term Gael, which refers to speakers of Gaelic languages. Alternatively it may be a variant of GWENAËL.
GAËLLEfFrench, Breton
Feminine form of GAËL.
Welsh variant of GAYNOR.
French form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
French form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
Feminine form of GAETANO.
French feminine form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
French feminine form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
Italian form of the Latin name Caietanus, which meant "from Caieta". Caieta (now called Gaeta) was a town in ancient Italy, its name deriving either from Kaiadas, the name a Greek location where prisoners were executed, or else from Caieta, the name of the nurse of Aeneas. Saint Gaetano was a 16th-century Italian priest who founded the Theatines.
Variant transcription of JAFAR.
GAGEmEnglish (Modern)
From an English surname of Old French origin meaning either "measure", originally denoting one who was an assayer, or "pledge", referring to a moneylender. It was popularized as a given name by a character from the book 'Pet Sematary' (1983) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1989).
GAHARIETmArthurian Romance
Medieval French form of GARETH.
GAIAfGreek Mythology, Italian
From the Greek word γαια (gaia), a parallel form of γη (ge) meaning "earth". In Greek mythology Gaia was the mother goddess who presided over the earth. She was the mate of Uranus and the mother of the Titans and the Cyclopes.
GAIANAfAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Γαιανη (Gaiane), a derivative of GAIA. This was the name of a (perhaps fictional) martyr who was killed in Armenia during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian in the late 3rd century.
Short form of ABIGAIL.
GAILAfEnglish (Rare)
Elaborated form of GAIL.
Georgian form of GAIUS.
GAIUSmAncient Roman, Biblical Latin, Biblical
Roman praenomen, or given name, of uncertain meaning. It is possibly derived from Latin gaudere "to rejoice", though it may be of unknown Etruscan origin. This was a very common Roman praenomen, the most famous bearers being Gaius Julius Caesar, the great leader of the Roman Republic, and his adopted son Gaius Octavius (later known as Augustus), the first Roman emperor. This name also appears in the New Testament belonging to a bishop of Ephesus who is regarded as a saint.
Means "saviour" in Basque.
GAJA (1)fSlovene, Polish
Either a form of GAIA or a feminine form of GAIUS.
GAJA (2)fEsperanto
Means "glad" in Esperanto.
Hungarian form of GALLUS.
GAL (1)f & mHebrew
Means "wave" in Hebrew.
GAL (2)mSlovene
Slovene form of GALLUS.
Short form of GALINA.
Means "maiden crowned with a radiant garland" in Sindarin. Galadriel was a Noldorin elf princess renowned for her beauty and wisdom in J. R. R. Tolkien's novels. The elements are galad "radiant" and riel "garlanded maiden". Alatáriel is the Quenya form of her name.
GALAHADmArthurian Romance
Meaning unknown. In Arthurian legend Sir Galahad was the son of Lancelot and Elaine. He was the most pure of the Knights of the Round Table, and he was the only one to succeed in finding the Holy Grail. He first appears in the medieval French 'Lancelot-Grail' cycle.
Variant transcription of JALAL.
GALCHOBHARmAncient Irish
Means "foreign help" in Irish.
GALE (1)fEnglish
Variant of GAIL.
GALE (2)mEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from Middle English gaile "jovial".
Modern form of the Greek name Γαληνος (Galenos), which meant "calm" from Greek γαληνη (galene). It was borne by a 2nd-century BC Greco-Roman physician who contributed to anatomy and medicine. In modern times the name is occasionally given in his honour.
GALENAfBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian feminine form of Galenos (see GALEN).
GALENEfAncient Greek
Greek feminine form of GALEN.
GALENOSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of GALEN.
Variant of GAL (1).
Variant transcription of JALILA.
GALILAHIfNative American, Cherokee
Possibly means "attractive" in Cherokee.
GALINAfRussian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian feminine form of Galenos (see GALEN).
Turkish form of GHALIB.
Variant of GAL (1).
GALLAGHERmIrish, English (Rare)
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Gallchobhair meaning "descendant of GALLCHOBHAR".
Irish name derived from gall "stranger" and cabhair "help".
Italian form of GALLUS.
GALLUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which meant "rooster" in Latin. This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint, a companion of Saint Columbanus, who later became a hermit in Switzerland.
Spanish form of GALLUS.
Portuguese form of GAWAIN.
Diminutive of GALINA.
GAMALmArabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of JAMAL.
GAMALIELmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my reward is God" in Hebrew. In Acts in the New Testament he is a teacher of Saint Paul.
GAMILmArabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of JAMIL.
GAMILAfArabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of JAMILA.
Means "dimple" in Turkish.
Means "steel hero" in Mongolian.
GANDALFmNorse Mythology, Literature
Means "wand elf" in Old Norse, from the elements gandr "wand, staff, cane" and álfr "elf". This name belongs to a dwarf in the 'Völuspá', a 13th-century Scandinavian manuscript which forms part of the Poetic Edda. The author J. R. R. Tolkien borrowed the name for a wizard in his novels 'The Hobbit' (1937) and 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954).
Means "lord of hordes" from Sanskrit गण (gana) meaning "horde, multitude" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler". This is the name of the Hindu god of wisdom and good luck, the son of Shiva and Parvati. He is often depicted as a stout man with the head of an elephant.
From Chinese (gāng) meaning "hard, rigid, strong", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
GANImFilipino, Tagalog
Short form of ISAGANI.
Basque form of JOHN.
GANIZANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "think" in Chewa.
GANYMEDEmGreek Mythology (Anglicized)
From Greek Γανυμηδης (Ganymedes), which was possibly derived from γανυμαι (ganymai) "to be glad" and μηδομαι (medomai) "to think, to plan". In Greek mythology this was the name of a beautiful boy who was abducted by Zeus to become the cupbearer to the gods, the successor of Hebe. A moon of Jupiter is named after him.
Means "steel courage" in Mongolian.
Means "victor" in Basque.
Means "little rough one" from Irish garbh "rough" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint.
Means "clean, pure" in Basque.
Variant of GARBI.
Means "transparent, clear" in Basque.
GARDENIAfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the tropical flower, which was named for the Scottish naturalist Alexander Garden (1730-1791).
Old Armenian name of unknown meaning.
Short form of GAREGIN.
GARETHmWelsh, English (British), Arthurian Romance
Meaning unknown. It first appears in this form in Thomas Malory's 15th-century compilation of Arthurian legends 'Le Morte d'Arthur', in which Gareth was a Knight of the Round Table, the brother of Sir Gawain. Malory based the name on Gahariet, which was the name of a similar Arthurian character in French sources. It may ultimately have a Welsh origin, possibly related to gwaredd meaning "gentleness".
Variant of GARY.
From a surname meaning "triangle field" in Old English. A famous bearer was American president James A. Garfield (1831-1881). It is now associated with the cat in Jim Davis's cartoon strip 'Garfield'.
GARGIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a 7th-century BC Indian philosopher who appears in the Upanishads, which are parts of Hindu scripture.
From a surname meaning "triangle land" from Old English gara and land. The surname originally belonged to a person who owned a triangle-shaped piece of land.
GARNET (1)fEnglish
From the English word garnet for the precious stone, the birthstone of January. The word is derived from Middle English gernet meaning "dark red".
GARNET (2)m & fEnglish
From an English surname which either referred to a person who made hinges (Old French carne) or was derived from the Norman name GUARIN.
GARNETTm & fEnglish
Variant of GARNET (2).
GARNIERmMedieval French
Medieval French form of WERNER.
From a surname which was a variant of GARRETT.
From an English surname which was derived from the given name GERALD or GERARD. A famous bearer of the surname was Pat Garrett (1850-1908), the sheriff who shot Billy the Kid.
From a surname which was originally derived from Occitan garric meaning "oak tree grove".
Variant of GARY.
GARSEAmMedieval Spanish
Meaning unknown, possibly related to the Basque word hartz meaning "bear". This was the name of several medieval kings of Navarre and Leon.
From a surname meaning "garden" in Old Norse, originally denoting one who lived near or worked in a garden.
Anglicized form of GARBHÁN.
From an English surname which was derived from a Norman given name, which was itself originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ger meaning "spear". This name was popularized in the late 1920s the American actor Gary Cooper (1901-1961), who took his stage name from the city of Gary in Indiana where his agent was born.
Hungarian form of JASPER.
GASPARmSpanish, Portuguese, Judeo-Christian Legend
Spanish and Portuguese form of JASPER, as well as the Latin form.
French form of JASPER.
Italian form of JASPER.
Italian form of JASPER.
Slovene form of JASPER.
GASTOmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GASTON.
Spanish form of GASTON.
Possibly from a Germanic name derived from the element gast meaning "stranger, guest". This is the usual French name for Saint Vedastus, called Vaast in Flemish, and alternatively the name may be connected to it. The name was also borne by several counts of Foix-Béarn, beginning in the 13th century.
Italian form of GASTON.
Variant transcription of JATHIBIYYA.
GAUFRIDmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements gawia "territory" and frid "peace".
GAUHARfUrdu, Kazakh
From Persian گوهر (gohar) meaning "jewel, gemstone".
French form of WALTER.
GAURIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "white" in Sanskrit. This is a Hindu goddess, another name of Parvati the wife of Shiva, so named because of her fair complexion.
In the case of Siddhartha Gautama, a patronymic form of GOTAMA. Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was a 6th-century BC nobleman who left his family in order to lead a life of meditation and poverty.
GAUTBERTmAncient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements Gaut "Goth" and beraht "bright".
French form of WALTER.
French form of WALTER.
GAUTSTAFRmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form (possibly) of GUSTAV. This form is only attested in the Old Norse period belonging to a horse.
French form of GAWAIN.
GAVINmEnglish, Scottish
Medieval form of GAWAIN. Though it died out in England, it was reintroduced from Scotland in the 20th century.
From the Late Latin name Gabinus, which possibly referred to the ancient city of Gabii in central Italy. Saint Gavino was martyred in Sardinia in the 3rd century.
Bulgarian form of GABRIEL.
Yiddish form of GABRIEL.
Hebrew form of GABRIEL.
GAVRIILmGreek, Russian
Greek and Russian form of GABRIEL.
GAVRILmBulgarian, Macedonian, Romanian
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Romanian form of GABRIEL.
Romanian feminine form of GABRIEL.
Serbian form of GABRIEL.
Variant transcription of JAWAHIR.
GAWAINmWelsh, Arthurian Romance
Meaning uncertain, from the Latin form Walganus used by the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth. This was the name of a nephew of King Arthur and one of the Knights of the Round Table in Arthurian legend. He can be identified with the earlier Welsh hero Gwalchmei, and it is likely that the name derives from GWALCHMEI. Alternatively it may have a different Celtic or even a Germanic origin. Gawain was a popular hero in medieval stories such as the 14th-century romantic poem 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight'.
Variant transcription of JAWDAT.
Polish form of GALLUS.
From the English word gay meaning "gay, happy". By the mid-20th century the word had acquired the additional meaning of "homosexual", and the name has subsequently dropped out of use.
GAYATHRIfTamil, Indian, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu
South Indian variant of GAYATRI.
GAYATRIfHinduism, Indian, Marathi, Hindi
From Sanskrit गायत्र (gayatra) which refers to a type of song or hymn with a particular meter. It is also the name of a Hindu goddess who is a personification of this song.
GAYE (1)fEnglish
Variant of GAY.
GAYE (2)fTurkish
Means "goal" in Turkish.
Elaborated form of GAIL.
GAYLEf & mEnglish
Variant of GAIL or GALE (2).
From an English surname which was derived from Old French gaillard "high-spirited, boistrous". This name was rarely used after the mid-20th century, when the word gay acquired the slang meaning "homosexual".
GAZmEnglish (British)
Diminutive of GARY or GARETH.
Variant transcription of JATHIBIYYA.
Hungarian diminutive of JASPER.
GBEMISOLAfWestern African, Yoruba
Means "carry me into wealth" in Yoruba.
Irish form of GERALD.
Irish form of GERARD or GERALD.
GEBAHARDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GEBHARD.
GEBHARDmGerman, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element geb "gift" combined with hard "brave, hardy". Saint Gebhard was a 10th-century bishop of Constance.
Means "YAHWEH is great" in Hebrew. This was the name of several characters in the Old Testament, including the governor of Judah appointed by Nebuchadnezzar.
GEDEONmBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of GIDEON used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
Dutch form of GERHARD.
Diminutive of GEERTRUIDA.
Dutch form of GERTRUDE.
GEEVARGHESEmIndian, Malayalam
Malayalam form of GEORGE, used by Saint Thomas Christians in the Indian state of Kerala.
Means "lance, spear" in Armenian.
GEIRmNorwegian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse element geirr meaning "spear".
GEIRRmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GEIR.
Meaning unknown.
Hungarian form of GERARD. Saint Gellért was an 11th-century missionary to Hungary who was martyred by being thrown into the Danube.
Italian form of JASMINE.
Italian form of GERTRUDE.
Spanish form of GEMMA.
Means "YAHWEH has completed" in Hebrew. This is the name of a friend of Jeremiah in the Old Testament.
GEMINImRoman Mythology
Means "twins" in Latin. This is the name of the third sign of the zodiac. The two brightest stars in the constellation, Castor and Pollux, are named for the mythological twin sons of Leda.
GEMMAfItalian, Catalan, English (British), Dutch
Medieval Italian nickname meaning "gem, precious stone". It was borne by the wife of the 13th-century Italian poet Dante Alighieri.
GENA (1)fEnglish
Variant of GINA.
GENA (2)mRussian
Diminutive of GENNADIY.
GENADImBulgarian, Georgian
Bulgarian and Georgian form of GENNADIUS.
Latvian form of GENNADIUS.
Short form of EUGENE.
GENESISfEnglish (Modern)
Means "birth, origin" in Greek. This is the name of the first book of the Old Testament in the Bible. It tells of the creation of the world, the expulsion of Adam and Eve, Noah and the great flood, and the three patriarchs.
Possibly a shortened form of GENEVIEVE. It could also be inspired by the name of the city in Switzerland. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century.
From the medieval name Genovefa, which is of uncertain origin. It could be derived from the Germanic elements kuni "kin, family" and wefa "wife, woman". Alternatively it could be of Gaulish origin, from the related Celtic element genos "kin, family" combined with a second element of unknown meaning. This name was borne by Saint Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris, who inspired the city to resist the Huns in the 5th century.
English form of GENEVIÈVE.
From the title Genghis (or Chinggis) Khan, meaning "universal ruler", which was adopted by the Mongol Empire founder Temujin in the late 12th century. Remembered both for his military brilliance and his brutality towards civilians, he went on to conquer huge areas of Asia and Eastern Europe.
Diminutive of EUGENIA.
From the Latin name of the broom plant.
Diminutive of GEORGI or EVGENI.
Variant transcription of GENNADIY.
GENNADIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Γενναδιος (Gennadios), which was derived from Greek γενναδας (gennadas) "noble, generous". Saint Gennadius was an early martyr from North Africa.
Russian form of GENNADIUS.
Feminine form of GENNADIY.
Variant transcription of GENNADIY.
Diminutive of GENNARO.
Italian form of JANUARIUS.
Diminutive of GEORGI or EVGENI.
Italian form of GENEVIÈVE.
GENOVEVAfSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GENEVIÈVE.
Polish form of GENEVIÈVE.
From the name of the flowering plant called the gentian, the roots of which are used to create a tonic. It is derived from the name of the Illyrian king GENTIUS, who supposedly discovered its medicinal properties.
Feminine form of GENTIAN.
Possibly means "to beget" in Illyrian. This was the name of a 2nd-century BC Illyrian king who went to war with Rome.
Diminutive of GENNADIY or YEVGENIY.
Short form of GEOFFREY.
GEOFFREYmEnglish, French
From a Norman French form of a Germanic name. The second element is Germanic frid "peace", but the first element may be either gawia "territory", walha "foreign" or gisil "hostage". It is possible that two or more names merged into a single form. In the later Middle Ages Geoffrey was further confused with the distinct name Godfrey.... [more]
GEOFFROImMedieval French
Medieval French form of GEOFFREY.
French form of GEOFFREY.
Diminutive of GEORGE.
GEORGmGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Estonian
Form of GEORGE. This name was borne by the German idealist philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831).
GEORGEmEnglish, Romanian
From the Greek name Γεωργιος (Georgios) which was derived from the Greek word γεωργος (georgos) meaning "farmer, earthworker", itself derived from the elements γη (ge) "earth" and εργον (ergon) "work". Saint George was a 3rd-century Roman soldier from Palestine who was martyred during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian. Later legends describe his defeat of a dragon, with which he was often depicted in medieval art.... [more]
GEORGEImMedieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of GEORGE.
French form of GEORGE. This name was borne by the French artists Georges Seurat (1859-1891) and Georges Braque (1882-1963).
Romanian feminine form of GEORGE.
French feminine form of GEORGE.
Bulgarian form of GEORGE.
GEORGIAfEnglish, Greek
Latinate feminine form of GEORGE. This is the name of an American state, which was named after the British king George II. A famous bearer was the American painter Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986).
GEORGIANAfEnglish, Romanian
Feminine form of GEORGE. This form of the name has been in use in the English-speaking world since the 18th century.
GEORGIEf & mEnglish
Diminutive of GEORGIA or GEORGE.
Latvian form of GEORGE.
French feminine form of GEORGE.
Russian form of GEORGE.
Esperanto form of GEORGE.
Latvian form of GEORGE.
Variant transcription of GEORGIY.
Possibly means "a grain" in Hebrew. This was the name of several members of the tribe of Benjamin in the Old Testament.
GERAINTmWelsh, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Meaning unknown, possibly a Welsh form of GERONTIUS. This was the name of a figure various Welsh legends. He was also incorporated into later Arthurian tales as one of the Knights of the Round Table and the husband of Enid.
French form of GERALD.
GERALDmEnglish, German
From a Germanic name meaning "rule of the spear", from the elements ger meaning "spear" and wald meaning "rule". The Normans brought this name to Britain. Though it died out in England during the Middle Ages, it remained common in Ireland. It was revived in the English-speaking world in 19th century.
French feminine form of GERALD.
Feminine form of GERALD.
GERALDOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GERALD.
Welsh form of GERALD.
French form of GERARD.
GERARDmEnglish, Dutch, Catalan, Polish
Derived from the Germanic element ger meaning "spear" combined with hard meaning "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.
GERARDAfItalian, Dutch
Feminine form of GERARD.
GERARDOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of GERARD.
GERASIMmRussian, Macedonian
Russian and Macedonian form of GERASIMOS.
Derived from Greek γερας (geras) meaning either "old" or "honour". Saint Gerasimus was a 5th-century hermit.
French form of GERALD.
Derived from the Germanic elements ger meaning "spear" and bern meaning "bear".
GERBERNmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GERBEN.
GERBOLDmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ger meaning "spear" and bald meaning "bold".
GERD (1)mGerman, Dutch
Short form of GERHARD.
GERD (2)fSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse garðr meaning "enclosure". In Norse myth Gerd was a fertility goddess, a frost giantess who was the wife of Freyr.
GERDA (1)fGerman, Dutch
Feminine form of GERD (1).
Feminine form of GERD (1).
Means "light" in Mongolian.
GEREONmGerman, Late Roman
Possibly derived from Greek γερων (geron) meaning "old man, elder". This was the name of a saint martyred in Cologne in the 4th century.
GERFRIDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GERFRIED.
GERFRIEDmGerman (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and frid "peace".
Bulgarian feminine form of GEORGE.
Hungarian form of GREGORY.
Diminutive of GERGELY.
GERHARDmGerman, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Ancient Germanic
German, Dutch and Scandinavian form of GERARD.
German variant form of GERARD.
GERHILDfGerman, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and hild "battle".
GERLACHmDutch, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element ger "spear" combined with laic "play". Saint Gerlach was a 12th-century Dutch soldier who became a hermit.
GERLINDEfGerman, Dutch
Derived from the Germanic element ger meaning "spear" combined with lind meaning "soft, tender, flexible".
Dutch form of GERULF.
French form of GERMANUS.