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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 11 0 11
1881 14 0 14
1882 15 0 15
1883 13 0 13
1884 19 0 19
1885 23 0 23
1886 28 0 28
1887 22 0 22
1888 30 0 30
1889 48 0 48
1890 44 0 44
1891 45 0 45
1892 62 0 62
1893 55 0 55
1894 75 0 75
1895 76 0 76
1896 95 0 95
1897 93 0 93
1898 100 0 100
1899 108 0 108
1900 157 0 157
1901 133 0 133
1902 151 0 151
1903 182 0 182
1904 201 0 201
1905 189 0 189
1906 191 0 191
1907 239 0 239
1908 270 0 270 #97 boy name
1909 301 0 301 #95 boy name
1910 294 5 289
1911 462 0 462 #88 boy name
1912 934 5 929 #86 boy name
1913 1,148 6 1,142 #84 boy name
1914 1,475 7 1,468 #81 boy name
1915 2,093 8 2,085 #78 boy name
1916 2,273 12 2,261 #76 boy name
1917 2,498 11 2,487 #69 boy name
1918 2,735 24 2,711 #72 boy name
1919 2,706 17 2,689 #70 boy name
1920 3,178 21 3,157 #64 boy name
1921 3,407 24 3,383 #60 boy name
1922 3,567 23 3,544 #58 boy name
1923 3,718 25 3,693 #54 boy name
1924 4,175 21 4,154 #49 boy name
1925 4,545 39 4,506 #45 boy name
1926 5,170 48 5,122 #41 boy name
1927 5,567 57 5,510 #38 boy name
1928 5,531 40 5,491 #41 boy name
1929 6,014 49 5,965 #33 boy name
1930 6,521 40 6,481 #30 boy name
1931 6,880 55 6,825 #26 boy name
1932 7,389 44 7,345 #24 boy name
1933 7,465 43 7,422 #22 boy name
1934 7,864 49 7,815 #22 boy name
1935 8,501 48 8,453 #21 boy name
1936 9,055 39 9,016 #19 boy name
1937 9,474 51 9,423 #20 boy name
1938 10,005 37 9,968 #19 boy name
1939 10,097 47 10,050 #19 boy name
1940 10,284 44 10,240 #21 boy name
1941 10,982 43 10,939 #20 boy name
1942 11,517 37 11,480 #22 boy name
1943 11,414 55 11,359 #23 boy name
1944 10,059 38 10,021 #24 boy name
1945 8,895 36 8,859 #25 boy name
1946 10,060 33 10,027 #27 boy name
1947 10,796 46 10,750 #28 boy name
1948 9,879 37 9,842 #30 boy name
1949 9,834 28 9,806 #33 boy name
1950 9,767 40 9,727 #34 boy name
1951 9,568 31 9,537 #36 boy name
1952 9,063 33 9,030 #39 boy name
1953 8,644 35 8,609 #42 boy name
1954 8,574 38 8,536 #44 boy name
1955 8,101 32 8,069 #48 boy name
1956 8,012 33 7,979 #49 boy name
1957 7,629 34 7,595 #51 boy name
1958 6,893 32 6,861 #58 boy name
1959 6,673 41 6,632 #61 boy name
1960 6,600 36 6,564 #62 boy name
1961 6,668 44 6,624 #62 boy name
1962 6,265 32 6,233 #64 boy name
1963 6,192 33 6,159 #60 boy name
1964 5,901 32 5,869 #60 boy name
1965 5,294 38 5,256 #64 boy name
1966 4,899 30 4,869 #60 boy name
1967 4,911 40 4,871 #59 boy name
1968 4,506 29 4,477 #62 boy name
1969 4,431 41 4,390 #65 boy name
1970 4,444 43 4,401 #66 boy name
1971 3,627 33 3,594 #83 boy name
1972 2,837 15 2,822
1973 2,621 29 2,592
1974 2,436 20 2,416
1975 2,417 16 2,401
1976 2,161 19 2,142
1977 2,062 15 2,047
1978 1,910 19 1,891
1979 1,887 22 1,865
1980 1,836 17 1,819
1981 1,779 16 1,763
1982 1,741 22 1,719
1983 1,567 17 1,550
1984 1,455 13 1,442
1985 1,462 14 1,448
1986 1,465 10 1,455
1987 1,451 10 1,441
1988 1,412 9 1,403
1989 1,479 9 1,470
1990 1,450 0 1,450
1991 1,264 5 1,259
1992 1,183 8 1,175
1993 1,126 10 1,116
1994 954 0 954
1995 890 0 890
1996 822 0 822
1997 773 0 773
1998 671 0 671
1999 685 0 685
2000 680 0 680
2001 609 0 609
2002 556 0 556
2003 529 0 529
2004 552 0 552
2005 472 0 472
2006 464 0 464
2007 469 0 469
2008 415 0 415
2009 395 0 395
2010 348 0 348
2011 371 0 371
2012 346 0 346
2013 325 0 325
2014 278 0 278
2015 310 0 310

Want to know about the popularity of the Gerald baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 449,028 babies born with the name Gerald in the United States. That's more than enough Geralds to occupy the country of Brunei with an estimated population of 422,700 (as of July 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 11 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Gerald" was in 1942 with a total of 11,480 babies. (That's a lot of baby Geralds)

According to the 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Gerald" ranks #103 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Nevada. Imagine that, 8 babies in Nevada have the same name as you in 1976. Across the entire United States a total of 2,161 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Gerald popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Gerald" mean? The list below shows the origins of Gerald as well as things modernly associated with the name Gerald such as celebrities named Gerald.

Origin and Meaning of Gerald

The name "Gerald" is of English origin, and it means "Rules with Spear". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Gerald Ford

Gerald Ford is an officeholder. Gerald was born in 1913 as Leslie Lynch King Jr. in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

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Gerald McRaney

Gerald McRaney is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1969 to present. Gerald was born in 1948 as Gerald Lee McRaney in Collins, Mississippi, U.S.

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Gerald Wallace

Gerald Wallace is a nba biography. Gerald was born in 1982 in Sylacauga, Alabama.

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Jerry Trainor

Jerry Trainor is an actor, voice actor, comedian, and director with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Jerry was born in 1977 as Gerald William Trainor in San Diego, California, U.S.

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Jerry Stiller

Jerry Stiller is an actor and comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1953 to present. Jerry was born in 1927 as Gerald Isaac Stiller in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Jerry Springer

Jerry Springer is a former politician, former news anchor, and talk show host. Jerry was born in 1944 as Gerald Norman Springer in Highgate, London, England.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Gerald

Gerald Celente
Gerald Family Care
Gerald Levert
Gerald Connolly
Gerald Green
Gerald Mccoy

Alternative Meanings

G is for grand, the life you will live.

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

R is for rational, the way you think.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

D is for dashing, the romantic you!

Your name in reverse order is "Dlareg". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lrdaeg". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Gerald born Aug 9, 2013

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ontario approximately on 800. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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