Geraldine

Geraldine - A very unique female name



  May 23,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Geraldine, meaning ruler with the spear, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #149. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Geraldine and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Geraldine? 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 Geraldine. The baby girl name Geraldine was given to 213 baby girls in 2012, ranking #967 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 6,635 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Geraldine peaked in popularity 88 years ago in 1931 on position 38.



Famous with this name

Geraldine Chaplin
Geraldine Viswanathan
Geraldine James


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Geraldine is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Geraldine is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #589 - and is the least popular in Pennsylvania at position #1,273.

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 Geraldine is where you live.


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Geraldine origin and meaning

Geraldine is a 9 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means ruler with the spear. To see famous people named Geraldine, pop culture references for the name Geraldine and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Geraldine

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

Gearldine / Gerald / Geraldean / Geraldene / Gearldean / Geraldy / Geraldyne / Gerldine / Geraldin /

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
2012967
2011958
20101121
20091239
20081339
20071514
20061405
20051243
20041202
20031431
20021755
20011628
20001624
19991700
19981574
19971591
19961508
19951260
19941391
19931313
19921111
19911130
1990959
1989762
1988576
19871022
19861172
19851094
19841119
19831329
19821146
19811127
19801215
19791183
19781089
19771062
1976872
1975865
1974802
1973645
1972722
1971479
1970423
1969402
1968346
1967318
1966306
1965293
1964272
1963279
1962259
1961244
1960223
1959220
1958208
1957190
1956175
1955162
1954143
1953136
1952119
1951108
1950102
194989
194882
194778
194666
194556
194453
194351
194247
194145
194046
193941
193845
193744
193641
193538
193443
193342
193242
193138
193044
192943
192850
192758
192654
192554
192458
192358
192257
192162
192060
191968
191877
191789
191693
1915109
1914123
1913120
1912121
1911132
1910149

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California589
Texas612
North Carolina731
Colorado814
Arizona822
New York852
Illinois935
Washington985
New Jersey1049
Georgia1084
Virginia1201
Florida1240
Pennsylvania1273

Even more about Geraldine


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 Geraldine 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 female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Geraldine?

3 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
1931
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Geraldine
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 6,635
Letter count 9
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +213

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