|Meaning||"rule of the spear"|
|Region of origin||Germanic|
|Related names||Jerrold, 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:
- "View Name: Gerald". behindthename.com. Retrieved 2007-12-30.