Infographic of Gerald name meaning, which is “He who rules with the spear,” from the Germanic ger (spear) and waldan (to rule).
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Gerald Name Popularity

How popular is the name Gerald? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 111 242 0.0687%
1911 90 406 0.109%
1912 87 895 0.1775%
1913 84 1,112 0.1961%
1914 81 1,450 0.2081%
1915 78 2,076 0.2285%
1916 76 2,245 0.2324%
1917 70 2,464 0.2463%
1918 71 2,705 0.252%
1919 70 2,684 0.2563%
1920 64 3,153 0.2836%
1921 60 3,373 0.2946%
1922 58 3,534 0.3172%
1923 54 3,684 0.3289%
1924 49 4,144 0.3569%
1925 45 4,494 0.3976%
1926 41 5,114 0.465%
1927 38 5,509 0.4977%
1928 41 5,480 0.5122%
1929 33 5,960 0.5754%
1930 30 6,479 0.6203%
1931 26 6,819 0.6909%
1932 24 7,339 0.7428%
1933 22 7,419 0.7963%
1934 22 7,817 0.8086%
1935 21 8,449 0.8694%
1936 19 9,018 0.9362%
1937 20 9,421 0.9561%
1938 19 9,969 0.9738%
1939 19 10,048 0.9878%
1940 21 10,241 0.9635%
1941 20 10,938 0.9718%
1942 22 11,477 0.9089%
1943 23 11,355 0.8698%
1944 24 10,019 0.8084%
1945 25 8,855 0.7261%
1946 27 10,026 0.6795%
1947 28 10,750 0.644%
1948 30 9,845 0.6167%
1949 33 9,805 0.6095%
1950 34 9,719 0.6036%
1951 36 9,540 0.5627%
1952 39 9,035 0.5176%
1953 42 8,614 0.4867%
1954 44 8,541 0.4672%
1955 48 8,069 0.4387%
1956 49 7,979 0.4225%
1957 51 7,593 0.3946%
1958 58 6,858 0.3629%
1959 61 6,634 0.3492%
1960 62 6,561 0.3463%
1961 62 6,624 0.3509%
1962 64 6,233 0.3395%
1963 60 6,160 0.3432%
1964 60 5,870 0.3335%
1965 64 5,256 0.3214%
1966 60 4,862 0.3114%
1967 59 4,872 0.321%
1968 62 4,475 0.298%
1969 65 4,386 0.2847%
1970 66 4,402 0.2766%
1971 83 3,592 0.239%
1972 100 2,821 0.2071%
1973 102 2,584 0.1993%
1974 107 2,405 0.185%
1975 108 2,393 0.1862%
1976 120 2,128 0.1651%
1977 131 2,034 0.1509%
1978 139 1,874 0.1394%
1979 143 1,855 0.1316%
1980 147 1,799 0.123%
1981 155 1,746 0.1188%
1982 158 1,718 0.115%
1983 168 1,536 0.1041%
1984 177 1,425 0.0958%
1985 180 1,421 0.0936%
1986 183 1,439 0.0953%
1987 190 1,417 0.0929%
1988 195 1,379 0.0885%
1989 198 1,452 0.09%
1990 209 1,433 0.0865%
1991 235 1,233 0.0756%
1992 247 1,134 0.071%
1993 256 1,093 0.0701%
1994 285 929 0.0605%
1995 300 851 0.0565%
1996 322 790 0.0528%
1997 337 745 0.0504%
1998 378 632 0.0422%
1999 381 645 0.0431%
2000 382 639 0.0418%
2001 410 569 0.0378%
2002 439 529 0.0353%
2003 489 465 0.0306%
2004 459 522 0.0342%
2005 517 432 0.0283%
2006 541 427 0.0273%
2007 553 426 0.027%
2008 600 370 0.0239%
2009 622 356 0.0238%
2010 669 303 0.021%
2011 640 318 0.0223%
2012 698 282 0.0198%
2013 697 284 0.0199%
2014 791 231 0.0159%
2015 737 267 0.0184%
2016 789 231 0.016%
2017 772 233 0.0167%
2018 855 186 0.0135%
2019 846 191 0.0141%

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Names Like Gerald

If you like Gerald, you’ll love these other names like Gerald.


What names are diminutives of Gerald?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Gerald sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Gerald, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ger

A short diminutive for most names beginning with Ger, as Gerald.


What names are variants of Gerald?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Gerald.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Garald

Spear ruler; army ruler

Scandinavian

Garold

Spear ruler; army ruler

Scandinavian

Gary

Spear

English

Gearalt

Spear ruler

German

Geralde

Spear ruler

German

Geraldo

Spear ruler

German

Gerard

Spear brave

English

Geraud

Spear ruler; spear brave

German

Gere

Spear ruler

German

Gerek

Spear ruler

German

Gerhard

Spear-hard; spear-brave; spear ruler; spear brave

German

Gerik

Spear ruler

German

Gerold

Spear ruler

German

Gerolld

Spear ruler

German

Gerollt

Spear ruler

German

Gerolt

Spear ruler

German

Gerrald

Spear ruler

German

Gerrard

Spear ruler; spear brave

German

Gerrell

Spear ruler

German

Gerri

Spear ruler; spear brave

German

Gerrild

Spear ruler

German

Gerrold

Spear ruler

German

Gerry

A diminutive form of Gerard.

English

Geryld

Spear ruler

German

Giraldo

Spear ruler

German

Giraud

Spear ruler; spear brave

German

Girauld

Spear ruler

German

Girault

Spear ruler; spear brave

German

Jerald

English

Jerold

Spear ruler

German

Jerri

Spear ruler

German

Jerrold

Spear ruler

German

Jerry

A diminutive form of Jeremiah and Jerome.

English


What names sound like Gerald?

If you like how Gerald sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Gerald.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Jeraldo

English

Jerrald

English


What names are similar to Gerald?

Find a name that’s like Gerald, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Darold

American

Gerritt

Danish

Jarrell

German

Jerrell

English


Lists With Gerald

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