Gerald is an English and Irish name. The name is ultimately derived from the Germanic elements ger, meaning "spear," and wald, which means "rule." Therefore, Gerald is understood to mean "ruler with the spear." The name was introduced to England by the Normans. Gerald is within the top 700 names for boys.
Similar Names: Gerard, Gerrell
Famous Gerald Names: Gerald Ford (38th president of the United States), Gerald McRaney (actor)