Boy name origins & meanings
- Greek : Watchman
Boy name variations
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.