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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

  • catalancatalan
  • danishdanish
  • dutchdutch
  • englishenglish
  • finnishfinnish
  • icelandicicelandic
  • irishirish
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • polishpolish
  • scottishscottish
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
catalan
guerau
danish
gerhard, gerhardt, gerhart, GERHARDUS, Gerardus
dutch
gerhard, gerhardt, gerhart, GERHARDUS, Gerardus
english
gerrard, jerrard
finnish
gerhard, GERHARDUS, Gerardus
icelandic
gerhard, geirarður, geirharður
irish
gerrard
norwegian
gerhard, gerhardt, gerhart, Gerardus
scottish
gerrard
swedish
gerhard, gerhardt, gerhart, GERHARDUS, Gerardus
FEMININE
danish
gerharda, Gerardina
dutch
gerarda
finnish
gerarda
norwegian
gerarda, gerharda, gerhardine
swedish
gerarda, gerhardina, gerhardine, Gerardina
PET & SHORT FORM
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
icelandic
Gert
norwegian
Gert, Gerdt, Gjert
polish
gerardzik
swedish
Gert, Gerret, Gerdt, Hjert

Use in other languages

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

Italian - Medieval
Gherardi
afrikaans
gerhard, gerhardt, gerhart, GERHARDUS
french
gérard, Girard, Girart
frisian
jorrit, jurryt
german
gerhard, gerhardt, gerhart, GERHARDUS
greek
Geràrdos
greenlandic
gerhard, gerhardt, Keeraaq, Keeraarti, Keeraat, Kêrâk, Kêrarte, Kêrât, Kerharte, Kerharti
hungarian - magyar
gellÉrt
italian
girardo, gerardo, gherardo
latvian
gerards
lithuanian
gerardas
middle french
Guérard
old danish
gerhard
old norse
Geirarðr
old swedish
gerhard
portuguese
gerardo
spanish
gerardo

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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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​

Gerard Alessandrini (born 1953), American Playwright And Actor
Gerard Bosch Van Drakestein (1887–1972), Dutch Track Cyclist
Gerard Butler (born 1969), Scottish Actor
Gerard Cieślik (born 1927), Polish Football Player
Gerard David (1460–1523), Dutch Painter
Gerard De Bourgogne († 1061), Pope Nicholas Ii
Gerard Garcia (born 1956), American Engineer
Gerard Hoffnung (1925–1959), German-british Musician And Humourist
Gerard Joling (born 1960), Dutch Singer
Gerard Jones (born 1957), American Author
Gerard Kennedy (born 1960), Canadian Politician
Gerard Kuiper (1905–1973), American Astronomer
Gerard López (born 1979), Spanish Football Player
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889), British Poet
Gerard Mccarthy (born 1981), Northern Irish Actor
Gerard Mcmahon, English Singer-songwriter
Gerard O'neill (1927–1992), American Physicist
Gerard Of Clairvaux († 1138), Frankish Abbot
Gerard Of Cremona (1114–1187), Italian Translator Of Scientific Works
Gerard Of Lunel (1275–1298), French Saint
Gerard Of Toul (935-994), German Priest
Gerard Piqué (born 1987), Spanish Football Player
Gerard Reve (1923–2006), Dutch Writer
Gerard Sagredo (980-1046), Venetian Bishop
Gerard Schouw (born 1965), Dutch Politician
Gerard Schwarz (born 1947), American Conductor
Gerard Ter Borch (1617–1681), Dutch Painter
Gerard Thom (1040-1120) Founder Of The Knights Hospitaller
Gerard Van Swieten (1700–1772), Dutch-austrian Physician
Gerard Van Velde (born 1971), Dutch Speed Skater
Gerard Warren (born 1978), American Football Player
Gerard Way (born 1977), Vocalist With The Band My Chemical Romance
Gerard, Archbishop Of York († 1108), English Clergyman