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Gerald is a masculine Germanic given name meaning "rule of the spear" from the prefix ger- ("spear") and suffix -wald ("rule"). Variants include the English given name Jerrold, and the feminine nickname Jeri. Gerald is less common as a surname. People with the name Gerald include:[1]

Pronunciation/ˈɛrəld/ JERR-əld
GenderMainly Male
Meaning"ruler of the spear"
Region of originGermanic
Related namesJerrold, Jeri, Geraldine, Jerald, Jerry, Gerry

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  1. ^ "View Name: Gerald". Retrieved 2007-12-30.