Given Name GAYLORD

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: GAY-lord  [details]

Meaning & History

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".
VARIANT: Gayelord

Categories

currently out of the US top 1000, surnames, Y vowels
Entry updated July 2, 2008