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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Watchman

Family name origins & meanings

  • Americanized spelling of French Gérald (see Gerald) or Gérou (see Gerou).
  • Hungarian (also Geró or Gerő) : from the personal name Geró, pet form of Gergely, Hungarian form of Gregory.
  • 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.

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