Meaning and Origin of Gerard - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Gerard

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • French : Spear warrior

Family name origins & meanings:

  • English (chiefly Lancashire) and French (Gérard) : from the personal name Gerard, Gérard, introduced to Britain from France by the Normans; it is composed of the Germanic elements gār, gēr ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.