Gaylord

[ gey-lawrd ]
/ ˈgeɪˌlɔrd /
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noun

a male given name.
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Gaylord


masc. proper name, also a surname (from early 13c.), also Galliard, from Old French Gaillart, from Proto-Germanic *Gailhard "lofty-hard," or Old French gaillard "lively, brisk, gay, high-spirited."

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