Gerald

Gerald - A very unique male name



  Feb 18,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Gerald, meaning ruler with the spear, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #112. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Gerald and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Gerald? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Gerald. The baby boy name Gerald was given to 277 baby boys in 2012, ranking #713 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,924 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Gerald peaked in popularity 83 years ago in 1936 on position 19.



Famous with this name

Matt Gerald
Gerald Mayer
Gerald McRaney


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Gerald is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Gerald is currently topping the baby name charts in Louisiana at position #331 - and is the least popular in Ohio at position #971.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Gerald is where you live.


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Gerald origin and meaning

Gerald is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means ruler with the spear. To see famous people named Gerald, pop culture references for the name Gerald and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Gerald

We've found the following names that sound similar to Gerald, sorted by popularity.

Gearld / Geraldo / Garold / Gerold / Geraldine /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012713
2011649
2010677
2009625
2008604
2007553
2006542
2005516
2004459
2003489
2002439
2001409
2000382
1999381
1998378
1997336
1996322
1995300
1994285
1993256
1992247
1991235
1990209
1989198
1988195
1987190
1986183
1985180
1984177
1983167
1982158
1981154
1980147
1979143
1978139
1977131
1976120
1975108
1974107
1973102
1972100
197183
197067
196965
196862
196759
196661
196564
196460
196360
196264
196162
196062
195961
195858
195751
195649
195548
195444
195341
195239
195136
195034
194933
194830
194728
194627
194525
194424
194323
194222
194120
194021
193919
193819
193720
193619
193521
193422
193322
193224
193126
193030
192933
192841
192738
192641
192545
192449
192354
192258
192160
192064
191970
191871
191770
191676
191578
191481
191384
191287
191190
1910112

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Louisiana331
Michigan412
Pennsylvania504
Maryland515
Georgia529
New Jersey561
South Carolina582
North Carolina636
New York646
Illinois658
Oklahoma664
Kentucky665
Missouri685
Virginia704
Tennessee718
Indiana757
Florida766
California768
Arizona771
Wisconsin818
Texas900
Washington965
Ohio971

Even more about Gerald


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Gerald a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Gerald?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1936
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Gerald
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 5,924
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +277

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