Gerard

Gerard - A very unique male name



  Dec 12,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Gerard, meaning spear strength, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #312. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Gerard and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Gerard? 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 Gerard. The baby boy name Gerard was given to 116 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1106 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 14,147 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Gerard peaked in popularity 65 years ago in 1954 on position 179.



Famous with this name

Gérard Depardieu
Gerard Butler
Nolan Gerard Funk


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Rating: 4/5 (6 people)


Gerard is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Gerard is currently topping the baby name charts in Maryland at position #514 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,396.

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 Gerard is where you live.


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Gerard origin and meaning

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

Similar to Gerard

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

Garrett / Gerardo / Grady / Garret / Garth / Garett / Gerrit / Gareth / Gerhard / Girard /

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
20121106
20111045
20101147
20091283
20081249
20071592
20061339
20051263
20041176
20031067
2002951
2001958
2000792
1999828
1998828
1997760
1996772
1995708
1994660
1993653
1992636
1991581
1990547
1989536
1988515
1987493
1986480
1985474
1984466
1983483
1982447
1981471
1980453
1979444
1978426
1977424
1976405
1975396
1974406
1973408
1972406
1971357
1970347
1969334
1968317
1967284
1966257
1965260
1964240
1963230
1962230
1961215
1960205
1959205
1958193
1957190
1956181
1955181
1954179
1953189
1952185
1951184
1950191
1949200
1948203
1947203
1946198
1945211
1944208
1943206
1942194
1941200
1940222
1939228
1938225
1937237
1936235
1935224
1934219
1933211
1932221
1931223
1930216
1929228
1928225
1927210
1926226
1925235
1924245
1923236
1922240
1921245
1920274
1919262
1918249
1917250
1916265
1915266
1914289
1913265
1912271
1911251
1910312

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Maryland514
New Jersey562
New York569
Massachusetts575
Virginia598
Pennsylvania687
California971
Florida1123
Texas1396

Even more about Gerard


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 Gerard 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 Gerard?

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
1954
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Gerard
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 14,147
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +116

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