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gerhart

FORM OF:
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)

Usage

  • afrikaansafrikaans
  • danishdanish
  • dutchdutch
  • germangerman
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
afrikaans
gerhard, gerhardt, GERHARDUS
danish
gerard, gerhard, gerhardt, GERHARDUS, Gerardus
dutch
gerard, gerhard, gerhardt, GERHARDUS, Gerardus
german
gerhard, gerhardt, GERHARDUS
norwegian
gerard, gerhard, gerhardt, Gerardus
swedish
gerard, gerhard, gerhardt, GERHARDUS, Gerardus
FEMININE
danish
gerharda, Gerardina
dutch
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
german
gerko, Gert, Gerret
norwegian
Gert, Gerdt, Gjert
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
finnish
gerard, gerhard, GERHARDUS, Gerardus
french
gérard, Girard, Girart
frisian
jorrit, jurryt
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
old danish
gerhard
old norse
Geirarðr
old swedish
gerhard
polish
gerard
portuguese
gerardo
scottish
gerard, gerrard
spanish
gerardo

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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5
Numerological Values:
5

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Chakra Number:
5: The number of the Throat Chakra "Vishuddha"

The throat chakra is the fifth chakra and its color is blue. It is one the three primary colors. The main energy of blue is communication and it is the color used to soothe the soul. Explore this Divine color in depth, learn what it means and what it represents.

Color meaning:

The color blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention. Blue hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way. From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible. This color exhibits an inner security and confidence. You can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times. It has a need for order and direction in its life, including its living and work spaces.

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