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gerko

DIMINUTIVE 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

  • germangerman

Related names

VARIANTS
german
gerhard, gerhardt, gerhart, GERHARDUS
FEMININE
german
gerharde, gerharda, gerhardina, gerhardine
PET & SHORT FORM
german
Gert, Gerret

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
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
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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2
Numerological Values:
2

If a person's name-number is 2, he is considered to be co-operative and highly adaptable to any circumstance in life. 2 is associated with teamwork, mediating and working for the goodness of others. People with the name-number 2 tend to be good friends and are kind, helpful individuals.

Chakra Number:
2: The number of the Sacral Chakra "Swadhisthana"

Orange is the color of your second chakra, which is located bellow the navel. The main energy of this color is creativity and feelings. Explore the color of your sacral chakra in depth and discover the gifts and challenges of orange color.

Color meaning:

The color orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. Orange relates to 'gut reaction' or our gut instincts, as opposed to the physical reaction of red or the mental reaction of yellow. Orange offers emotional strength in difficult times. It helps us to bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief.

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