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For other uses, see Gerald (disambiguation).
Pronunciation /ˈɛrəld/ JERR-əld
Gender Male
Meaning "ruler of the spear"
Region of origin Germanic
Other names
Related names Jerrold, Jeri, Geraldine, Jerald, Jerry

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:[1]

Given name[edit]

Main article: Gerald (given name)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "View Name: Gerald". Retrieved 2007-12-30.