Name: Gerald

Origin and Meaning of the Name Gerald

  • Meaning:
    Spear ruler
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    (JAYR uld)
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    Itself (Gerald)
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Miscellaneous Info for Gerald

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    English speaking countries
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    Gerald Ford was the 38th President of United States of America. He became President following the resignation of Richard Nixon. President Ford was adopted as a boy; his birth name was Leslie Lynch King Jr.

    There have been various saints named Gerald, include Gerald of Moissac who was the choir director of the Cathedral of Toledo, and Gerald of Wales, a chronicler and clergyman.

    Gerald Durrell was a naturalist and author, whose childhood in Corfu was chronicled in the book 'My Family and Other Animals'.

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