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Gerald
Pronunciation /ˈdʒɛrəld/ JERR-əld
Gender Male
Meaning "rule of the spear"
Region of origin Germanic
Related names Jerrold, Jeri, Geraldine, Jerald, Jerry
Popularity Popular names page

Gerald is a masculine German given name meaning "rule of the spear" from the prefix ger- ("spear") and suffix -wald ("rule"). Variants include the English given name Jerrold, and the feminine nickname Jeri. Gerald is less common as a surname. People with the name Gerald include:[1]

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References

  1. ^ "View Name: Gerald". behindthename.com. http://www.behindthename.com/name/gerald. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 

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See also Gérald

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English

Etymology

Germanic gēr (spear) + wald (ruler).

Proper noun

Singular
Gerald

Plural
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Gerald

  1. A male given name brought to England by Normans. It survived in Ireland, and was revived in the 19th century.

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Quotations

  • 1855 Maturin Murray Ballou: The Turkish Spies Ali Abubeker Kaled, and Zenobia Marrita Mustapha. A.R.Orton 1855. page 150:
    Helen interrupted her sister, by asking her opinion of the how the name, Gerald Vernon, sounded.
    "Oh, charmingly!" said Charlotte, and, raising herself above her sister, and reclining her splendid head upon her arm, continued she, "Why, do you know such a one?"
    "I do," said Helen, "It's a pretty name, that's all," and she tried to draw her sister's attention off, - - -
  • 1998 Barbara Vine ( Ruth Rendell ): The Chimney Sweeper's Boy. ISBN 0670879274 page 168:
    "You're saying my father's favourite names were Gerald and Candless?"
    "Not likely, is it? But Gerald must have been a favourite name with Kathleen and George Candless or they wouldn't have called their son by it?"

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German

Proper noun

Gerald

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Gerald.

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