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Meaning and Origin of: Gaillard

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First name origins & meanings:

  • French : Brave

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English (of Norman origin) and French : nickname from French gaillard ‘strong’, ‘robust’, possibly from Gaulish galia ‘strength’ + the suffix -ard.
  • English (of Norman origin) and French : from Old French gaile ‘cheerful’ (of Germanic origin; compare Gale 1) + the pejorative suffix -ard.
  • English (of Norman origin) and French : Gaillard was brought to America by the Huguenots, and is sometimes Americanized as <xref>Gaylord</xref>.