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Gerald is a masculine German given name meaning "rule of the spear" from the prefix ger- ("spear") and suffix -wald ("rule"). Variants include the English given name Jerrold, and the feminine nickname Jeri. Gerald is less common as a surname. People with the name Gerald include:
- Gerald of Stereo, French saint of the Roman Catholic Church.
- Gerald of Mayo, saint of the Roman Catholic Church.
- Gerald of Toul, German priest who was appointed Bishop of Toul in 963.
- Gerald of Wales, Cambro-Norman archdeacon of Brecon and historian. c. 1146 – c. 1223
- Gerald of Windsor, Anglo-Norman progenitor of several noble families.
- Gerald of Braga, saint Bishop of Braga in 1100.
- Guiraud (Gerald of Béziers), saint Bishop of Béziers.
- Giraldus Cambrensis (Gerald of Wales), medieval clergyman and chronicler of his times.
- Gerald Davies, Welsh Rugby player
- Gerald Ford, U.S. President