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Origin of the name GERARD.
Etymology of the name GERARD.
Meaning of the baby name GERARD.

  

GERARD.  Flemish.  French Gérard.  A variant form of Old German Gerhard (q.v.), meaning "firm spear." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).  Can also be given as a plant name.  Also see Gerardo, Gerardus, Giraud, and Girard.  Usage: America, Canada, Flanders, France, Holland, Scotland, Spain.

    Herb-Gerard, or Gout-weed, flowering on St. Gerard's day (April 23rd), is supposed to share, with its namesake, the power of healing the gout.  The plant may be healing, or, like the saint, powerless to heal... (What Is Your Name?, Moody, 1863)

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