Meaning and Origin of: Gero

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Watchman

Family name origins & meanings

  • Americanized spelling of French Gérald (seeGerald) or Gérou (see Gerou).
  • Hungarian (also Geró or Gerő) : from the personal nameGeró, pet form of Gergely, Hungarian form ofGregory.
  • German : from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with gār, gēr ‘spear’, ‘lance’.
  • Reduced form of any of various Greek distinguishing nicknames beginning with gero- ‘old’, e.g. Gerovassilis ‘old Basil’, Gerocostas ‘the elder Constantine’, etc.