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Geraldine

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Origin: Teutonic
Meaning: Mighty with a Spear

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Geraldine

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Geraldine in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Geraldine:

  • Records indicate that 205,663 girls in the United States have been named Geraldine since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1930, when 5,451 people in the U.S. were given the name Geraldine. Those people are now 90 years old.

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      8 Positive Comments

  • "I was given the name Geraldine by my mother, who prayed to St. Gerard Majella, the patron saint of expectant mothers. I am grateful that her prayers were answered and that she gave me a feminine name. My birth coincided with the release of the film,'Dr. Zhivago', starring Geraldine Chaplin and her name became very popular the following year. It is nice to know that others share this name and to read their comments." May. 4, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ive just makes my child Geraldine, I love it and I love that no one else I know has the same name. I used the name Geraldine as our 5th generation family property is called Geraldine, and I wanted to honour my family somehow. Everyone loves it" Feb. 9, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "At first growing up I didnt like my name, people either couldnt pronounce it or refused to say my name and would give me nicknames: Gerry, Ger, G, Gerald.... etc etc. Over time I realised how that there wasnt a single other Geraldine that existed around me. All through primary school, secondary school and College I was the only Geraldine which I thought was pretty cool. Also the fact that it originates from France is pretty awesome &&& how in German it means Ruler of Spear or Spear ruler. I am a 20 year old Geraldine (LOL) in 2019. nice to meet you other Geraldines." Mar. 5, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Geraldine. I am 53. For years i liked to be called Ger but now I actually enjoy being called Geraldine. I love the name and would be thrilled if I had a grandchild in the future called Geraldine. I'm Irish and it was a very popular name in the 60's. I love all the old irish Names, ie, Bridie, Mary, Eileen etc" May. 2, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am French and my name is Geraldine. My father chose it because of Geraldine Chaplin. I was not very fan of it when I was young (especially because there is no easy and nice nickname for it) but I have learned to appreciate it with the time. It is original and I love its signification. The origin of this name is coming from an ancient Germanic language and means 'rules by spear' or 'spear ruler' (gēr = spear / wald = rule)" Jan. 3, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "spelling its correct but many people say to me im fat but" Apr. 20, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mother's name was Geraldine. She was born in 1937. I think that it is a beautiful name. I'm not sure, but I believe that the origin is french (I met a bunch of Geraldines in France), and it sounds wonderful when said in that language. I wish that it would make a comeback. It's a lovely name." Feb. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name. People usually pronounce. Younger people like teenagers say that it is uncommon. I once told a friend's friend my name and he said, "Why you have an old lady's name?" I don't meet too many people with the name. When I do they are usually over 50 years old. Once I told this lady my name and she said, "That's a name you don't hear anymore."" Nov. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      14 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Geraldine. I was born in 1969 and had 2 other Geraldines in my class. My mom let my dad pick my name and he chose Geraldine because he liked the name of his boss?s young daughter. I didn?t learn that until I was 50. The wife of my older co-worker is also Geraldine." Sep. 11, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Geraldine and most people pronounce it wrong and because im Afrikaans its not easy to pronounce it and tell people what's my name" Jun. 21, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named after my great-grandma. I never liked my name and planned on telling others to call me a different name. However, a lot of people have started calling me Geraldine instead pf Geri. It bothers me because even my closest friend is calling me Geraldine after I've corrected her several times. The funny thing is she can't even pronounce it right, so it bothers me even more. However, I do not mind my name,I just wish people didn't think of it as some weird name." Mar. 1, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mother was named Josephine and my dad Gerald. She died when I was eight and I don't know how they chose the name but suspect it was a deliberate combination of Josephine and Gerald. My friends call me Gerri and my siblings call me Din or Dinny." Dec. 12, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im a geraldine. Most call me gerry. A few friends use the geraldine. Got named in 1936. Have never really given it a thought. Its just my name." May. 14, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 60 and named Geraldine. I like Geri. My mother named me it because she liked a guy named Gerry. Some people tell me it's an old name but I've grown to like it." May. 13, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Geraldine. I am 14 years old living in the Philippines. I don't have a second name so people just call me Geraldine. Tho I have a nickname "Din" I see a lot of comments here saying that their nickname is Gerry, that is weird cuz nobody calls me that or have any thoughts about that. Since I was born my family calls me Din or sometimes they double it like Dindin and I actually like to be called Din more than Geraldine. I never struggled nor hated my name I think it's unique and has a lovely meaning and I love it. I am sad seeing people hating their own name Geraldine pls embrace it." Dec. 20, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Right from the start I hated the name Geraldine and I went by my middle name which is Nicole so much so that the school thought that my parents had two daughters. I had an opportunity to change it legally. I did grow up with the Tom and Jerry joke. I am proud to once be a Geraldine; however it wasn?t the name I was suppose to be. My Father named me after Geraldine Paige the actress" Aug. 19, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Geraldine, I hated my name as a child. But I have found as I?ve got older I quite like it. It?s nice not to have a really common Christian name." Aug. 10, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 59 am d was named Geraldine because my mother liked a guy named Gerry I have learned to live with it. But still. hate it. I spell it Geri.it was popular in the 30s.and 40s" Dec. 13, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Geraldine and I hate it. I believe it is an Irish name. All my life I've been called Gez - I really don't mind that but people kept asking me what it was short for - I got a bit fed up with this so I changed my name to Jess because it sounds like Gez - hopefully I won't get all the questions now." Aug. 17, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Geraldine and i admit that growing up with it was hard for me. People couldn't pronounce it right and i hated the nickname Gerry cause everyone said: " like Tom and Jerry", it was so annoying. But now that I'm older i love it, it sounds femenine and unique, and now i like Gerry, its cool to have a boys nickname. With all this comments I'm second guessing naming my girl Geraldine." Jul. 2, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Geraldine but I am called Gerri except for some who preferred Geraldine-I prefer Gerri." May. 31, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "i know a 15/16 year old named geraldine, and an adult." Apr. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate



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