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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Geraldine

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Wiktionary

Gerald +‎ -ine. c. 1540 by the Earl of Surrey as a poetic name for Lady Elizabeth Fitzgerald, "one of the Fitzgeralds". Taken up as a given name in the 19th century, and used as a feminine form of Gerald.

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Geraldine

Geri Halliwell is a singer-songwriter, author, actress, fashion designer, model, and television personality. She has been prominent since 1994. Geri was given the name Geraldine Estelle Halliwell on August 6th, 1972 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England.

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Geraldine Chaplin is an actress. She was most prominent from 1952 to present. Geraldine was given the name Geraldine Leigh Chaplin by her parents Charlie Chaplin and Oona O'Neill on July 31st, 1944 in Santa Monica, California, U.S.

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Geraldine Ferraro was a United States Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Secretary of the Democratic House Caucus, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council, and Democratic Caucus Vice-Chairman of the United States House of Rep. Geraldine was born on August 26th, 1935 in Newburgh (city), New York. She passed away on March 26th, 2011.

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Geraldine Page was an actress. She was most prominent from 1952 to 1987. Geraldine was born on November 22nd, 1924 in Kirksville, Missouri, U.S. She breathed her last breath on June 13th, 1987.

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Geraldine McEwan was an actress. She was most prominent from 1946 to 2011. Geraldine was given the name Geraldine McKeown on May 9th, 1932 in Old Windsor, Berkshire, England. She breathed her last breath on January 30th, 2015.

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Geraldine Grundy is a riverdale high school teacher and riverdale (archie comics).

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Geraldine

Géraldine was royalty. She holds the title Queen consort of the Albanians and List of Albanian consorts. She was most prominent from 1938 to 1939. Géraldine was born on August 6th, 1915 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary. She breathed her last breath on October 22nd, 2002.

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Tamara Geraldine is a presenter and author. Tamara was given the name Maria Geraldine Tambunan on May 21st, 1974 in Jakarta.

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How popular is the baby name Geraldine in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 7 7 0
1881 11 11 0
1882 12 12 0
1883 15 15 0
1884 18 18 0
1885 19 19 0
1886 25 25 0
1887 16 16 0
1888 40 40 0
1889 29 29 0
1890 27 27 0
1891 49 49 0
1892 60 60 0
1893 56 56 0
1894 73 73 0
1895 81 81 0
1896 86 86 0
1897 86 86 0
1898 110 110 0
1899 130 130 0
1900 145 145 0
1901 141 141 0
1902 156 156 0
1903 198 198 0
1904 219 219 0
1905 259 259 0
1906 321 321 0
1907 344 344 0
1908 362 362 0
1909 444 444 0
1910 551 551 0
1911 627 627 0
1912 949 949 0
1913 1,064 1,058 6
1914 1,320 1,320 0
1915 1,872 1,866 6
1916 2,555 2,549 6 #94 girl name
1917 2,897 2,897 0 #89 girl name
1918 3,456 3,446 10 #77 girl name
1919 3,739 3,727 12 #68 girl name
1920 4,274 4,265 9 #60 girl name
1921 4,531 4,522 9 #62 girl name
1922 4,653 4,642 11 #58 girl name
1923 4,723 4,712 11 #58 girl name
1924 4,848 4,833 15 #58 girl name
1925 4,852 4,838 14 #54 girl name
1926 4,832 4,812 20 #54 girl name
1927 4,952 4,930 22 #58 girl name
1928 5,174 5,155 19 #50 girl name
1929 5,356 5,335 21 #43 girl name
1930 5,471 5,448 23 #44 girl name
1931 5,439 5,411 28 #38 girl name
1932 5,364 5,337 27 #42 girl name
1933 4,978 4,959 19 #42 girl name
1934 4,857 4,837 20 #43 girl name
1935 4,841 4,818 23 #40 girl name
1936 4,885 4,862 23 #41 girl name
1937 4,572 4,554 18 #44 girl name
1938 4,671 4,652 19 #45 girl name
1939 5,184 5,159 25 #41 girl name
1940 5,175 5,152 23 #46 girl name
1941 5,263 5,228 35 #45 girl name
1942 5,467 5,436 31 #47 girl name
1943 5,210 5,190 20 #51 girl name
1944 4,685 4,665 20 #53 girl name
1945 4,490 4,475 15 #56 girl name
1946 4,867 4,849 18 #66 girl name
1947 4,825 4,811 14 #78 girl name
1948 4,224 4,211 13 #83 girl name
1949 3,933 3,919 14 #90 girl name
1950 3,458 3,449 9
1951 3,355 3,350 5
1952 3,062 3,050 12
1953 2,680 2,670 10
1954 2,583 2,573 10
1955 2,207 2,195 12
1956 2,070 2,063 7
1957 1,861 1,854 7
1958 1,563 1,563 0
1959 1,453 1,453 0
1960 1,428 1,428 0
1961 1,285 1,280 5
1962 1,208 1,201 7
1963 1,060 1,060 0
1964 1,102 1,102 0
1965 915 915 0
1966 831 823 8
1967 750 741 9
1968 675 669 6
1969 566 566 0
1970 517 517 0
1971 411 411 0
1972 217 217 0
1973 236 236 0
1974 179 179 0
1975 156 156 0
1976 162 162 0
1977 119 119 0
1978 120 120 0
1979 110 110 0
1980 109 109 0
1981 125 125 0
1982 130 125 5
1983 103 103 0
1984 107 107 0
1985 125 125 0
1986 122 122 0
1987 138 138 0
1988 366 355 11
1989 256 250 6
1990 198 198 0
1991 161 161 0
1992 153 153 0
1993 119 119 0
1994 102 102 0
1995 115 115 0
1996 90 90 0
1997 83 83 0
1998 94 94 0
1999 82 82 0
2000 95 95 0
2001 104 104 0
2002 92 92 0
2003 127 127 0
2004 185 185 0
2005 165 165 0
2006 144 144 0
2007 137 137 0
2008 165 165 0
2009 202 202 0
2010 208 208 0
2011 265 265 0
2012 254 254 0
2013 163 163 0
2014 158 158 0
2015 130 130 0
2016 139 139 0
2017 132 132 0

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Popularity of Geraldine as a first name

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Common last names for Geraldine

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Moore
  • Martin
  • Taylor
  • Jackson
  • Thomas
  • White
  • Clark
  • Thompson
  • Lewis
  • Hall

Fun Facts about the name Geraldine

  • What name lists does Geraldine rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Geraldine? Geraldine is the 352nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Geraldine have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 211,147 babies born with the first name Geraldine in the United States. That's more than enough people named Geraldine to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Geraldine? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Geraldine first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Geraldine is Sunday, September 20th, 1840.
  • What year had the most people named Geraldine born? The highest recorded use of the first name Geraldine was in 1930 with a total of 5,448 babies. That's a lot of babies named Geraldine!
  • Random Geraldine Factoid: According to the 1934 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Geraldine ranks 56th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 133 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1934.
  • Weird things about the name Geraldine: Your name in reverse order is Enidlareg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lrnagdiee. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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