Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. GEH-ro(German)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the Old Frankish element gair, Old High German ger meaning "spear" (Proto-Germanic *gaizaz).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesGeir(Icelandic) Geir(Norwegian) Geirr(Old Norse)
User SubmissionsGero, Gerő

Name Days

Austria: June 29
Germany: March 19


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 573.
Entry updated December 7, 2022