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Girard

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.
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RELIGION (SAINTS)

Usage

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Related names

VARIANTS
french
gérard, 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

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3
Numerological Values:
3

Traits associated with the number 3 include advanced social skills and articulation. People with name-number 3 are delightful to speak to and are often successful orators or writers. They have a colorful imagination and enjoy life to the fullest.

Chakra Number:
3: The number of the Solar Plexus Chakra "Manipura"

Yellow. The centre of our being - the color of sunshine and the color of the third energy centre - the solar plexus chakra. The main energy of yellow is intellect. Do you like yellow color? Discover what yellow means and how it manifests in your body, mind, heart, and spirit.

Color meaning:

The color yellow relates to acquired knowledge. It is the color which resonates with the left or logic side of the brain stimulating our mental faculties and creating mental agility and perception. Being the lightest hue of the spectrum, the color psychology of yellow is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun. In the meaning of colors, yellow inspires original thought and inquisitiveness. Yellow is creative from a mental aspect, the color of new ideas, helping us to find new ways of doing things. It is the practical thinker, not the dreamer.

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