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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gerhard

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Alt. Meaning

G is for glamorous, you know what to do!

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

R is for romantic, hopelessly so

H is for heart, warm and loving.

A is for attractive, inside and out

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

D is for delight, a surprise from within.

Notable Persons Named Gerhard

Gerhard Schröder is a Chancellor of Germany, Leader of the Social Democratic Party, President of the Bundesrat, Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, Social Democratic Party of Germany, and President of the German Bundesrat. Gerhard was given the name Gerhard Fritz Kurt Schröder on April 7th, 1944 in Blomberg, North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Gerhard Richter is an artist in the field of painting. Gerhard was born on February 9th, 1932 in Dresden.

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Gerhard Berger is a formula one racer.

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Gerhard was born on February 20th, 1939. He left this life on July 25th, 1939.

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Gerhard Barkhorn is a military person.

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Gerhard Tremmel is a soccer player for the SV Werder Bremen, Swansea City A.F.C., Bayern Munich Junior Team, SpVgg Unterhaching, Hannover 96, Hertha BSC II, Hertha BSC, FC Energie Cottbus, and FC Red Bull Salzburg. Gerhard was born on November 16th, 1978 in Munich.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Gerhard

Gerhard is a comics creator.

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Karl Gerhard was a theater director, revue writer, and actor. Karl was given the name Karl Emil Georg Johnson on April 14th, 1891 in Stockholm, Sweden. He died on April 24th, 1964.

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Keegan was born on December 2nd, 1960 in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe.

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Friedrich was born on July 24th, 1884. He breathed his last breath on May 16th, 1950.

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Peter was born in 1920. He passed away in 2006.

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Emme was born in 1872. She left this life in 1946.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 6 0 6
1883 7 0 7
1884 6 0 6
1885 17 0 17
1887 7 0 7
1888 5 0 5
1889 8 0 8
1890 8 0 8
1891 8 0 8
1892 8 0 8
1893 5 0 5
1894 7 0 7
1895 7 0 7
1898 6 0 6
1899 10 0 10
1900 8 0 8
1903 12 0 12
1904 5 0 5
1905 9 0 9
1906 6 0 6
1908 9 0 9
1909 12 0 12
1910 7 0 7
1911 12 0 12
1912 43 0 43
1913 38 0 38
1914 45 0 45
1915 50 0 50
1916 59 0 59
1917 62 0 62
1918 57 0 57
1919 42 0 42
1920 50 0 50
1921 41 0 41
1922 46 0 46
1923 39 0 39
1924 39 0 39
1925 41 0 41
1926 53 0 53
1927 55 0 55
1928 43 0 43
1929 53 0 53
1930 46 0 46
1931 39 0 39
1932 33 0 33
1933 34 0 34
1934 40 0 40
1935 37 0 37
1936 30 0 30
1937 37 0 37
1938 24 0 24
1939 21 0 21
1940 36 0 36
1941 25 0 25
1942 35 0 35
1943 28 0 28
1944 17 0 17
1945 13 0 13
1946 12 0 12
1947 18 0 18
1948 9 0 9
1949 13 0 13
1950 11 0 11
1951 23 0 23
1952 13 0 13
1953 20 0 20
1954 27 0 27
1955 25 0 25
1956 37 0 37
1957 29 0 29
1958 27 0 27
1959 34 0 34
1960 28 0 28
1961 25 0 25
1962 35 0 35
1963 32 0 32
1964 39 0 39
1965 35 0 35
1966 27 0 27
1967 22 0 22
1968 21 0 21
1969 24 0 24
1970 19 0 19
1971 18 0 18
1972 10 0 10
1973 13 0 13
1974 18 0 18
1975 6 0 6
1976 12 0 12
1977 6 0 6
1978 6 0 6
1979 6 0 6
1980 11 0 11
1981 5 0 5
1982 7 0 7
1983 8 0 8
1986 6 0 6
1987 7 0 7
1988 7 0 7
1989 9 0 9
1990 10 0 10
1991 7 0 7
1992 8 0 8
1993 7 0 7
1994 8 0 8
1995 8 0 8
1996 6 0 6
1997 8 0 8
1998 5 0 5
2001 6 0 6
2005 5 0 5
2006 13 0 13
2009 5 0 5
2012 6 0 6
2014 5 0 5
2016 8 0 8
2017 5 0 5

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Popularity of Gerhard as a first name

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Popularity of Gerhard as a last name

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Common last names for Gerhard

  • Johnson
  • Schmidt
  • Anderson
  • Meyer
  • Schneider
  • Olson
  • Miller
  • Schroeder
  • Larson
  • Weber
  • Fischer

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gerhard U.S.
  White 96.32% 64.26%
  African American 0.27% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.35% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.35% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.28% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gerhard

People with the last name Gerhard are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Gerhard

  • How Popular is the name Gerhard? Gerhard is the 5,972nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Gerhard was the 12,068th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gerhard have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,426 babies born with the first name Gerhard in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gerhard to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gerhard? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Gerhard first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gerhard is Saturday, August 11th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Gerhard born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gerhard was in 1917 with a total of 62 babies.
  • Random Gerhard Factoid: According to the 1934 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gerhard is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1934.
  • Weird things about the name Gerhard: Your name in reverse order is Drahreg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Gdaerrh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gerhard? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,584 people with the last name Gerhard.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gerhard? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Gerhard as their last name since less than 1 person in 114k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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