Meaning and Origin of: Gaillard

Boy name origins & meanings

  • French : Brave

Family name origins & meanings

  • English (of Norman origin) and French : nickname from Frenchgaillard ‘strong’, ‘robust’, possibly from Gaulish galia‘strength’ + the suffix -ard.
  • English (of Norman origin) and French : from Old Frenchgaile ‘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>.