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gerhard

LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > germanic > west germanic > german
ORIGIN:
germanic 
NAME ROOT:
*GAIZAZ *HARDUZ / *HARDU- > GERHARD
MEANING:
This name derives from the Old High German name “Gerhard”, composed of two elements “*gaizaz” (spear, pike, javelin) plus “*harduz / *hardu-” (hard, strong, brave, valiant, powerful). The name means “strong with the spear, strong and brave spear-wearer”. The surname Ge(e)rdes is a patronymic form, "son of Ger(har)d", that originated in Friesland around 1800. The name Gerald, while phonetically similar to Gerard, derives from a slightly different set of constituents: “*gaizaz” and “*waldaʐ” meaning “ruler, might, mighty one, power, powerful one”. 1) Saint Gerardo dei Tintori († 1207) was a saint of the Catholic Church, joint patron saint (with Saint John the Baptist) of Monza in Italy, where he is particularly noted as the founder of a hospital. 2) The Blessed Gerhard Hirschfelder (1907–1942), was born in Gladz, Germany and died in Dachau Concentration camp. Gerhard Hirschfeld was German Catholic priest and martyr, beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010. 3) Gerard Sagredo (980–1046), was an Italian Benedictine monk from Venice, who served in the Kingdom of Hungary.
KEYWORDS:
RELIGION (SAINTS)
NAMES DAY:
ESTONIA January, 3
GERMANY January, 29
POLAND January, 30

Usage

  • afrikaansafrikaans
  • danishdanish
  • dutchdutch
  • finnishfinnish
  • germangerman
  • greenlandicgreenlandic
  • icelandicicelandic
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • old danishold danish
  • old swedishold swedish
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
afrikaans
gerhardt, gerhart, GERHARDUS
danish
gerard, gerhardt, gerhart, GERHARDUS, Gerardus
dutch
gerard, gerhardt, gerhart, GERHARDUS, Gerardus
finnish
gerard, GERHARDUS, Gerardus
german
gerhardt, gerhart, GERHARDUS
greenlandic
gerhardt, Keeraaq, Keeraarti, Keeraat, Kêrâk, Kêrarte, Kêrât, Kerharte, Kerharti
icelandic
gerard, geirarður, geirharður
norwegian
gerard, gerhardt, gerhart, Gerardus
swedish
gerard, gerhardt, gerhart, GERHARDUS, Gerardus
FEMININE
danish
gerharda, Gerardina
dutch
gerarda
finnish
gerarda
german
gerharde, gerharda, gerhardina, gerhardine
norwegian
gerarda, gerharda, gerhardine
swedish
gerarda, gerhardina, gerhardine, Gerardina
PET & SHORT FORM
afrikaans
gerrit, Gert
danish
Gert, Gerret, Gerdt
dutch
gerrit, tjeerd, Gert, Garrit, Geerd, Geerten, Gerdje, Gerret, Gerretje, Gerritje, Graad, Grad, Gradje, Gradus, Sjar, Tjeert, Graddus
finnish
Gert, Kertti
german
gerko, Gert, Gerret
greenlandic
Gert, Gerdt, Keerti, Kêrte, Keerra, Kêrra
icelandic
Gert
norwegian
Gert, Gerdt, Gjert
old danish
Gert
old swedish
Gert
swedish
Gert, Gerret, Gerdt, Hjert

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Ancient Germanic - Latinized
GERHARDUS, Gerardus, Gherardus, Gherardinus

Italian - Medieval
Gherardi
catalan
gerard, guerau
english
gerard, gerrard, jerrard
french
gérard, Girard, Girart
frisian
jorrit, jurryt
greek
Geràrdos
hungarian - magyar
gellÉrt
irish
gerard, gerrard
italian
girardo, gerardo, gherardo
latvian
gerards
lithuanian
gerardas
middle french
Guérard
old norse
Geirarðr
polish
gerard
portuguese
gerardo
scottish
gerard, gerrard
spanish
gerardo

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

7
Numerological Values:
7

Number 7 individuals are analytical and inquisitive. They have a thirst for knowledge and often make great academics, researchers or scientists. They have a strong sense of independence and tend to do things their own way. Number 7 individuals are believed to be self-reliant and may come across as reserved.

Chakra Number:
7: The number of the Crown Chakra "Sahasrara"

Violet is the color of the crown chakra and it is the color of cosmic awareness and cosmic consciousness. It is a unifying color, the color of oneness and spirituality. The energy of this color is very healing and can soothe away pain. Learn more about this powerful spiritual color.

Color meaning:

The color violet relates to the imagination and spirituality. It stimulates the imagination and inspires high ideals. It is an introspective color, allowing us to get in touch with our deeper thoughts. The difference between violet and purple is that violet appears in the visible light spectrum, or rainbow, whereas purple is simply a mix of red and blue. Violet has the highest vibration in the visible spectrum.

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Notable people and personalities​

Gerhard (durbuy) (1223 –~1303), Count Of Durbuy And Lord Of Roussy
Gerhard (lorraine) (~1030–1070), Lord Of Châtenois And Duke Of Lorraine, And Gerard Of Alsace
Gerhard Berger (1959) Austrian Former Racing Driver
Gerhard Eckle (born 1935), German Pianist, Music Teacher And Astrologer
Gerhard From County († 1249), From 1228 To 1249 And Becoming Abbot Of Helmstedt
Gerhard I Of Cambrai († 1051), Roman Catholic Bishop
Gerhard I Of Dhaun († 1259), Archbishop Of Mainz
Gerhard I Of Oldenburg Wildeshausen († 1219), Bishop Of Osnabrück, And Archbishop Of Bremen
Gerhard I. (funds) Is: Gerhard Iii. Wassenberg
Gerhard I. (holstein Itzehoe), Count (1239–1290)
Gerhard I. (jülichgau), Count (1003–1029)
Gerhard I. (mountain), Count Of Berg And Ravensberg (1348–1360)
Gerhard I. (vaudémont), Graf, Also Gerard Of Alsace
Gerhard Ii (holstein-plon), Count (1290–1312)
Gerhard Ii (jülichgau), Count (1029–1081)
Gerhard Ii (money), Count (1129–1131)
Gerhard Ii (mountain), Duke Of Berg, Jülich And Ravensberg (1428–1475)
Gerhard Ii Of Eppstein (~1230–1305), Elector Of Mainz
Gerhard Ii Of Goch († 1434), From 1409 To 1422 Bishop Of Naumburg
Gerhard Ii Of Lippe († 1258), Archbishop
Gerhard Iii. (holstein Rendsburg), Count And Duke Of Schleswig (1304–1340)
Gerhard Iii. (hoya), Count (1324–1383)
Gerhard Iii. (jülich), Count (1081–1114)
Gerhard Iii. (money), Count (1182–1207)
Gerhard Iii. Hoya († 1398), Bishop Of Minden
Gerhard Iii. Wassenberg, Count (1096–1129)
Gerhard Iv (holstein-plon), Count (1312–1323)
Gerhard Iv (jülich), Count (1114–1127)
Gerhard Iv (money), Count (1207–1229)
Gerhard Iv (oldenburg), Count (1450–1500)
Gerhard Präsent (born 1957), Austrian Composer
Gerhard Richter (born 1932), German Painter
Gerhard Sasso 1st, Grand Master (1100–1120) Order Of Malta
Gerhard Seeon, Benedictine And First Abbot Of The Monastery Seeon
Gerhard V. (holstein-plon), Count (1323–1350)
Gerhard V. (jülich), Count (1127–1138)
Gerhard Vi. (holstein Rendsburg), Count (1382–1404)
Gerhard Vi. (jülich), Count (1138–1142)
Gerhard Vii (holstein), Count And Duke Of Schleswig (1427–1433)
Gerhard Vii (jülich), Count (1297–1328)
Gerhard Von Bevar († 1318), Bishop Of Constance
Gerhard Von Der Mark To Hamm (~1387–1461), Regent Of The County Of Mark
Gerhard Von Hoya (verden), From 1251 To 1269 Bishop Of Verden
Gerhard Von Malberg (~1200-1246), Grand Master Of The Teutonic Order
Gerhard Von Passau († 946), Bishop Of Passau
Gerhard Von Steterburg († 1209), Chronicler And Provost