G names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Geir

Geir is a Norwegian and Icelandic male name meaning “spear”, derived from Old Norse element geirr (spear) via Proto-Germanic *gaizaz (spear, pike, javelin) derived from a PIE root word.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Geirr (Ancient Scandinavian)
  • Gero (German, Ancient Germanic)
  • Gervas (German, Ancient Germanic)
  • Gervasius (Latinized Ancient Germanic)
  • Gervase (English)
  • Gervais (French)
  • Gervasio (Italian, Spanish)
  • Gervásio (Portuguese)
  • Gerwazy (Polish)

 

Female forms:

  • Gervaise (French)

 

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