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GenderMasculine
PronouncedPron.GE-ro German
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Meaning & History

Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ger meaning "spear".
VariantsGervas, Gervasius Ancient Germanic
Other Languages & CulturesGeirr Ancient Scandinavian Gervase English Gervais French Geir Icelandic Gervasio Italian Geir Norwegian Gerwazy Polish Gervásio Portuguese Gervasio Spanish

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 573

Categories

short forms, weapons
Entry updated December 3, 2014   Contribute