Gerald

Jerrold Jeri Female
Gerald
Pronunciation/ˈɛrəld/ JERR-əld
GenderMale
Origin
Meaning"rule of the spear"
Region of originGermanic
Other names
Related namesJerrold, Jeri, Geraldine, Jerald, Jerry, Gerry

Gerald and Geraldine are male and female Germanic given names meaning "rule of the spear" from the prefix ger- ("spear") and suffix -wald ("rule"). Variants include the English given name Jerrold, the feminine nickname Jeri and the Irish language Gearalt. Gerald is less common as a surname. People with the name Gerald include:[1]

Given name

See also

Gyreld

References

  1. ^ "View Name: Gerald". behindthename.com. Retrieved 2007-12-30.