Name: Gaillard

Origin and Meaning of the Name Gaillard

  • Meaning:
    Joyous and brave
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  • Meaning:
    Joyous and brave
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  • Meaning:
    Joyous and brave; forceful
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  • Pronunciation:
    (GAY lard)
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    Itself (Gaillard)
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Miscellaneous Info for Gaillard

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    English and French speaking countries
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    Gaillard is an English and French surname derived from the Germanic first name Gailhard, which is composed of 'gail' (joyous) and 'hard' (brave, strong).

    It can also be derived from the Old French 'gaile' (cheerful) and 'ard' (a pejorative suffix). In this case it was originally used as a nickname for a forceful or boistrous person.

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