Gerard

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58k
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since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gerard

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

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From Old French, from Frankish *Gērahard, from Proto-Germanic *Gaizaharduz, a construction of *gaizaz (“spear, pike, javelin”) +‎ *harduz (“hard, brave”).

  1. A male given name.

Gerard was also found in the following language(s): Dutch

Notable Persons Named Gerard

Gerard Butler is an actor, producer, and singer. He was most active from 1997 to present. Gerard was given the name Gerard James Butler on November 13th, 1969 in Paisley.

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Gerard Piqué is a soccer player for the FC Barcelona, Manchester United F.C., Real Zaragoza, Spain national under-16 football team, Spain national under-17 football team, and Spain national under-19 football team. Gerard was born on February 2nd, 1987 in Barcelona, Spain.

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Gerard Way is a musician, singer-songwriter, comic book writer, and producer. He was most prominent from 2001 to present. Gerard was given the name Gerard Arthur Way on April 9th, 1977 in Summit, New Jersey, US.

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(CQ) Gérard Depardieu is an actor, filmmaker, businessman, and vineyard owner. He was most active from 1964 to present. (CQ) was given the name Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu on December 27th, 1948 in Châteauroux.

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Gerard Deulofeu is a soccer player for the Everton F.C., FC Barcelona, FC Barcelona B, Sevilla FC, Spain national under-16 football team, Spain national under-17 football team, and Spain national under-19 football team. Gerard was born on March 13th, 1994 in Riudarenes, Spain. Gerard is also known as Deulofeu Lázaro and Gerard.

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Leo Sayer is a musician. He plays Harmonica. He was most active from 1973 to present. Leo was given the name Gerard Hugh Sayer on May 21st, 1948 in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England, UK.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Gerard

Gil Gerard is an actor. He was most prominent from 1970 to present. Gil was given the name Gilbert C. Gerard on January 23rd, 1943 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Gerard is a soccer player for the FC Barcelona B, Catalonia national football team, EC Granollers, FC Barcelona, Valencia CF, Deportivo Alavés, AS Monaco FC, Recreativo de Huelva, Girona FC, Spain national under-18 football team, Spain national under-20 football team, and Spain national u. Gerard was born on March 12th, 1979 in Granollers, Spain.

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She was most prominent from 2010 to present. Caitlin was given the name Caitlin Beverly Gerard on July 26th, 1988 in Los Angeles. Caitlin is also known as Caitlin Gerard.

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Balthasar was born in 1557 in Vuillafans. Balthasar is also known as Gerards and Gerardts. He died on July 14th, 1584.

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John Gerard is a scientist in the field of botany. John was born in Nantwich.

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Francois Gérard was an artist in the fields of painting and engraving. Francois was given the name François Pascal Simon Gérard on March 12th, 1770. He died on January 11th, 1837.

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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 408 0 408
1921 530 0 530
1922 547 5 542
1923 554 0 554
1924 541 0 541
1925 555 0 555
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 1,161 0 1,161
1951 1,304 0 1,304
1952 1,346 9 1,337
1953 1,363 0 1,363
1954 1,520 0 1,520
1955 1,524 5 1,519
1956 1,619 0 1,619
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 1,314 6 1,308
1962 1,125 8 1,117
1963 1,076 0 1,076
1964 1,029 5 1,024
1965 832 5 827
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 393 6 387
1975 400 0 400
1976 374 7 367
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 327 0 327
1990 350 0 350
1991 309 0 309
1992 268 0 268
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 183 0 183
2014 202 0 202
2015 179 0 179
2016 159 0 159

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Popularity of Gerard as a first name

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Popularity of Gerard as a last name

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Common last names for Gerard

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

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gerard U.S.
  White 83.77% 64.26%
  African American 8.80% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.98% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.40% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.21% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.83% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gerard

People with the last name Gerard are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Gerard

  • How Popular is the name Gerard? Gerard is the 899th most popular name of all time. As a last name Gerard was the 3,914th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gerard have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 57,778 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 1,619 babies. That's a lot of babies named Gerard!
  • Random Gerard Factoid: According to the 1930 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gerard ranks 42nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maine. Imagine that, 38 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1930.
  • 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 Adgrre. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gerard? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,075 people with the last name Gerard.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gerard? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Gerard as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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