- a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “spear” and “rule.”
Examples from the Web for gerald
I have set aside the next six years to write a biography of Gerald Ford.This Republican Loved Taxes & Modern Art
November 19, 2014
Gerald Ford and the swine flu pandemic that never happened in 1976 is a cautionary tale that government action can backfire.How Presidents Handle Pandemics
October 16, 2014
But, alas, Philadelphia received the honor and President Gerald Ford did the deed.New York’s Century-Old Time Capsule Is a Dud
October 8, 2014
Gerald Ford and his gay best friend sealed their bond on September 22, 1975.Gay Men and the Presidents Who Loved Them
June 24, 2014
That exasperates Sapan, who has been petitioning presidents to pose for him since Gerald Ford was in office.New York’s Hologram King Is Also the City’s Last Pro Holographer
May 27, 2014
Gerald Raymount was a man of an unusual combination of qualities.
For Gerald Raymount, it made a man of him—which he is not who is of no service to his generation.
Gerald Raymount went walking through the pine-woods on his hills.
I have had no breakfast, and Gerald couldn't find his shirt.
How Gerald and Tod contrived to do their lessons amidst it was a marvel to every one.
Word Origin and History for gerald
masc. proper name, introduced by the Normans, from Old French Giralt, from Old High German Gerwald, "spear-wielder," from Proto-Germanic *girald, from *ger "spear" + base of waltan "to rule" (cf. Old English wealdan). The name often was confused with Gerard.