Meaning of the name Gerard. Listen and learn how to pronounce Gerard so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.
MEANING: Means “”brave with a spear”” or “”spear carrier.”” The name is associated with Gearoid Fitzgerald, the 3rd Earl of Desmond (1338-98) and leader of the most powerful Norman family in late medieval Ireland. It was believed he had magical powers and is reputed to protect the environment at Lough Gur, where he had a castle in County Limerick. In one story, when a local landowner planned to drain the lake or forbid local people access to it Gearoid made his horse bolt, fatally injuring the landowner. Some even say that he is sleeping at the bottom of Lough Gur, waiting to return to the land of the living.
GENDER: Boy | Male
IRISH NAME: Gerard Gearoid
PRONUNCIATION: “gar + roid”
AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Gerard and read along with the meaning)