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gerald, gerard, gerarda, geraldine
indo-european > germanic > west germanic > german
This is a surname and given name of early medieval English origin. It is one of the many baptismal surnames to have been derived from the popular names of Gerard and Gerald in 12th Century England. Both of these names were taken to Britain by the conquering Normans and are the Old French versions of ancient Germanic personal names. Gerhard is composed of two elements “*gaizaz” (spear, pike, javelin) plus “*harduz / *hardu-” (hard, strong, brave, valiant, powerful one). The surname Ge(e)rdes is a patronymic form, "the son of Ger(har)d", that originated in Frisia around 1800. Gerald is composed of two Germanic elements: “*gaizaz” (spear, pike, javelin) plus “*waldaʐ” (ruler, might, mighty one, power, powerful one). The popularity of Garrett as a first name in the United States has risen sharply in the last century, from number 522 in 1908 to a recent peak in 2000 at number 74.


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garret, garrett, jarrett, garett, garrison, garrisson, garison, garisson

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Numerological Values:

The number 1 is associated with leadership and independence. People with this name-number demonstrate great inner strength and have much potential for financial success and other accomplishments in life. These individuals are believed to make good use of their inborn talents and leadership abilities to influence and lead people.

Chakra Number:
1: The number of the Root Chakra "Muladhara"

The first of the seven energy centers, Muladhara is also the most dense of them all. The main color of this chakra is red which is also the most dense color of all. Learn about the meaning of red chakra color and discover the less known second color found at the centre of muladhara.

Color meaning:

The color red is a warm and positive color associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. It exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy. Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action. It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination. It is also strong-willed and can give confidence to those who are shy or lacking in will power.

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