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


Gerald is an English male name, as well as a surname, made up from Germanic elements ger (spear) and wald (rule) essentially meaning “ruler of the spear”.

Nicknames: Gerry, Jerry

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Jerald (English)
  • Jerold (English)
  • Jerrold (English)
  • Gerold (Germanic, Ancient Germanic)
  • Gerhold (Archaic German)
  • Gerolt (Dutch)
  • Gérald (French)
  • Géraud (French)
  • Gearalt (Irish)
  • Gearóid (Irish)
  • Giraldo (Italian)
  • Geraldo (Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Gerallt (Welsh)


Female forms:

  • Geraldine (English)
  • Géraldine (French)
  • Jeraldine (English)
  • Geraldina (English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch)
  • Geralda (Dutch, English)
  • Jeraldina (English)


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