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Gerard

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2k Gerhard (German)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1886 5 0 5
1889 9 0 9
1891 8 0 8
1892 5 0 5
1894 9 0 9
1895 14 0 14
1896 10 0 10
1897 5 0 5
1898 5 0 5
1899 5 0 5
1900 11 0 11
1901 15 0 15
1902 8 0 8
1903 11 0 11
1904 18 0 18
1905 25 0 25
1906 25 0 25
1907 32 0 32
1908 30 0 30
1909 39 0 39
1910 49 0 49
1911 89 0 89
1912 149 0 149
1913 206 5 201
1914 236 0 236
1915 323 0 323
1916 359 0 359
1917 413 0 413
1918 447 0 447
1919 410 0 410
1920 409 0 409
1921 530 0 530
1922 546 5 541
1923 554 0 554
1924 541 0 541
1925 554 0 554
1926 591 7 584
1927 629 0 629
1928 594 0 594
1929 552 0 552
1930 606 5 601
1931 551 0 551
1932 542 0 542
1933 536 0 536
1934 550 5 545
1935 525 0 525
1936 468 0 468
1937 478 0 478
1938 535 0 535
1939 521 0 521
1940 553 0 553
1941 694 5 689
1942 830 0 830
1943 770 0 770
1944 720 0 720
1945 681 0 681
1946 883 0 883
1947 988 5 983
1948 971 0 971
1949 1,043 0 1,043
1950 1,163 0 1,163
1951 1,300 0 1,300
1952 1,347 9 1,338
1953 1,365 0 1,365
1954 1,519 0 1,519
1955 1,524 5 1,519
1956 1,620 0 1,620
1957 1,514 0 1,514
1958 1,477 5 1,472
1959 1,399 0 1,399
1960 1,395 0 1,395
1961 1,313 6 1,307
1962 1,125 8 1,117
1963 1,076 0 1,076
1964 1,029 5 1,024
1965 833 5 828
1966 796 0 796
1967 664 0 664
1968 585 0 585
1969 544 0 544
1970 546 0 546
1971 518 0 518
1972 399 0 399
1973 377 0 377
1974 394 6 388
1975 399 0 399
1976 373 7 366
1977 348 0 348
1978 343 5 338
1979 335 0 335
1980 342 0 342
1981 316 0 316
1982 366 0 366
1983 303 0 303
1984 336 0 336
1985 343 0 343
1986 338 8 330
1987 319 6 313
1988 326 0 326
1989 326 0 326
1990 350 0 350
1991 308 0 308
1992 269 0 269
1993 250 0 250
1994 258 0 258
1995 213 0 213
1996 195 0 195
1997 190 0 190
1998 175 0 175
1999 174 0 174
2000 194 0 194
2001 146 0 146
2002 156 0 156
2003 133 0 133
2004 124 0 124
2005 113 0 113
2006 117 0 117
2007 99 0 99
2008 126 0 126
2009 130 0 130
2010 140 0 140
2011 172 0 172
2012 171 0 171
2013 182 0 182
2014 202 0 202
2015 179 0 179

Fun Facts about the name Gerard

  • How many people with the first name Gerard have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 57,616 babies born with the first name Gerard in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gerard to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gerard? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Gerard first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gerard is Sunday, February 14th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Gerard born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gerard was in 1956 with a total of 1,620 babies. That's a lot of babies named Gerard!
  • Random Gerard Factoid: According to the 1935 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gerard ranks 83rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 7 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1935.
  • Weird things about the name Gerard: Your name in reverse order is Drareg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Garder. How do you pronounce that?
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Popularity of Gerard as a first name

Popularity of Gerard as a last name

Common last names for Gerard

  • Smith
  • Roy
  • Martin
  • Miller
  • Pelletier
  • Murphy
  • Sullivan
  • Kelly
  • Leblanc
  • Gagnon
  • Morin
  • Cote
  • Caron
  • Johnson
  • Landry
  • Fournier
  • Mccarthy

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Gerard

The name "Gerard" is of English origin, and it means "Brave Spearman". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler is an actor, producer, and singer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1997 to present. Gerard was born in 1969 as Gerard James Butler in Paisley, Scotland.

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Gerard Way

Gerard Way is a musician, writer, and executive producer specializing in alternative rock, brit-pop, post-hardcore, and pop punk music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Gerard was born in 1977 as Gerard Arthur Way in Summit, New Jersey, US.

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Gerard Depardieu

Gerard was born in 1948 as Gerard Xavier Marcel Depardieu in Chateauroux, Indre, France.

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Gérard Lanvin

Gérard Lanvin is an actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1976 to present. Gérard was born in 1950 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

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Gerard Joling

Gerard Joling is a singer and television presenter specializing in pop, soft rock, and adult contemporary music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1985 to present. Gerard was born in 1960 as Gerard Joling.

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Gerard Ekdom

Gerard Ekdom is a presenter. Gerard was born in 1978 as Gerard Ekdom in Utrecht.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Gerard

Gerard Cosmetics
Gerard Darel
Gerard Deulofeu
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Gerard Pique
Gerard Araud

Alternative Meanings

G is for glisten, a sparkle in your eye.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

R is for realist, the way you are.

A is for adventure, take a new one today

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

D is for delight, a surprise from within.

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Past life for Gerard born Sep 7, 1929

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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 Ireland approximately on 1475. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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