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gérard

FORM OF:
gerard
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:
POLAND January, 30

Usage

  • frenchfrench

Related names

VARIANTS
french
Girard, Girart

Use in other languages

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

Italian - Medieval
Gherardi
afrikaans
gerhard, gerhardt, gerhart, GERHARDUS
catalan
gerard, guerau
danish
gerard, gerhard, gerhardt, gerhart, GERHARDUS, Gerardus
dutch
gerard, gerhard, gerhardt, gerhart, GERHARDUS, Gerardus
english
gerard, gerrard, jerrard
finnish
gerard, gerhard, GERHARDUS, Gerardus
frisian
jorrit, jurryt
german
gerhard, gerhardt, gerhart, GERHARDUS
greek
Geràrdos
greenlandic
gerhard, gerhardt, Keeraaq, Keeraarti, Keeraat, Kêrâk, Kêrarte, Kêrât, Kerharte, Kerharti
hungarian - magyar
gellÉrt
icelandic
gerard, gerhard, geirarður, geirharður
irish
gerard, gerrard
italian
girardo, gerardo, gherardo
latvian
gerards
lithuanian
gerardas
middle french
Guérard
norwegian
gerard, gerhard, gerhardt, gerhart, Gerardus
old danish
gerhard
old norse
Geirarðr
old swedish
gerhard
polish
gerard
portuguese
gerardo
scottish
gerard, gerrard
spanish
gerardo
swedish
gerard, gerhard, gerhardt, gerhart, GERHARDUS, Gerardus

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

8
Numerological Values:
8

A person with name-number 8 is ambitious, confident, practical and has a great ability to execute plans. They are achievers and seek to reach the top of their field through hard work.

Chakra Number:
8: The number of the Chakra "Etheric Body"

At the base of the skull or Cerebellum and is also found to be linked to the causal chakra just above the crown chakra to the left in the etheric body. This center enables the individual to achieve advanced out-of-body projection, etheric projection, spiritual perception, and spiritual wisdom. I use the word spiritual here because these abilities and ideas are larger than the self and the earth and is were the ability of remote viewing resides.

Color meaning:

Black is the color of the hidden, the secretive and the unknown, creating an air of mystery. It keeps things bottled up inside, hidden from the world. In color psychology the meaning of the color black is protection from external emotional stress. It creates a barrier between itself and the outside world, providing comfort while protecting its emotions and feelings, and hiding its vulnerabilities, insecurities and lack of self-confidence. In times of fear and uncertainty black contains the energy of the threatening unknown. In a positive state, black is seen as a restful emptiness into which anything may emerge and disappear once again. It is also mysterious, providing a sense of potential and possibility.

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Name Songs

Song Artist
GÉRARD JOHNNY FARAGO
GÉRARD CHASSIN LA CREVETTE D'ACIER
GÉRARD ET GERTRUDE LOUISE FORESTIER FEAT. J. PERRON
MON GÉRARD LYNDA LEMAY
GÉRARD TÊTES RAIDES

Notable people and personalities​

GÉrard De Nerval (1808–1855), French Poet
GÉrard De SÈde (1921–2004), French Author
GÉrard De Vaucouleurs (1918–1995) French Astronomer
GÉrard Debreu (1921–2004), French-born American Economist
GÉrard Depardieu (born 1948), French Actor
GÉrard Genette (born 1930), French Literary Theorist
GÉrard Grisey (1946–1998), French Composer
GÉrard Houllier (born 1947), French Football Manager
GÉrard Larcher (born 1949), French Politician
GÉrard Latortue (born 1934), Haitian Politician
GÉrard LeliÈvre (born 1949), French Racewalker
GÉrard Pelletier (1919–1997), Canadian Politician And Diplomat
GÉrard Philipe (1922–1959), French Actor
GÉrard Schivardi (born 1950), French Politician