Gerardo is a baby boy’s name that means “spear strength”. Gerardo is the Spanish and Italian version of Gerard and was popular in the second half of the 20th century. Although it has declined in popularity since 2000 it remains in the top 600 names.
Meaning of the name Gerardo:
Spanish, Italian: spear strength
Origin of the name Gerardo:
Gerardo is a baby boy’s name that means “spear strength”. Gerardo is the Spanish and Italian version of the Germanic name Gerard.
Symbolism of the name Gerardo:
The spear is a traditional symbol of martial power that was typically wielded by Germanic soldiers and knights. Spears were a more common weapon than swords among some soldiers because swords were more expensive to produce and purchase.
Style of the name Gerardo:
Gender of the name Gerardo:
Gerardo is a boy's name.
Pronunciation of the name Gerardo:
jeh-RAR-do (Italian), kheh-RAR-dho (Spanish)
Number of syllables in the name Gerardo:
Emotion evoked from the name Gerardo:
Gerardo evokes feelings of charisma and strength.
Alternative spellings for the name Gerardo:
Gherardo, Jerardo, Jherardo, Garardo
Nicknames for the name Gerardo:
Popularity of the name Gerardo:
According to the Social Security Administration, Gerardo is a common baby boy’s name. Gerardo first appeared in the top 1000 baby names in 1945 and peaked at #205 in 1996.
Related names for the name Gerardo:
Great middle names for the name Gerardo and their meanings:
- Daniel (God is my judge)
- Carlos (free man)
- Gianfranco (Yahweh is gracious)
- Tomas (twin)
- Dominic (belonging to the lord)
- Nico (people of victory)
- Teo (gift of God)
- Leonardo (brave lion)
- Lorenzo (from Laurentium)
Famous people with the name Gerardo:
- Gerardo Mejía (Ecuadorian singer and rapper)
- Gerardo Torrado Diez de Bonilla (Mexican footballer)
- Gerardo de León (Filipino actor and director)
- Gerardo Daniel “Tata” Martino (Argentinian football manager)
- Gerardo Diego Cendoya (Spanish poet)
Gerardo in popular culture:
- Gerardo (television, “Doki!”)
- Gerardo Escobar (theater, “Death and the Maiden”)
- Gerardo’s Anger (video games, “Blue Fire”)