Rev Patrick Woulfe

GEARÁRD, genitive -áird, Gerard; Frank. Gerhard, spear-brave; a name borne by two saints, one Bishop of Toul and the other Abbot of Namur, after whom it became popular among the Normans, who introduced it into Ireland. It appears, however, to have soon died out, having been apparently absorbed by Gerald (See Gearalt). The present popularity of the name in Ireland is due to St. Gerard Majella. Latin — Gerardus.

Alphabetical Index to Names of Men (Irish-English)

Explanatory Note

English-Irish Index

Note: The old Irish letters used in the original text* have been converted to the Roman alphabet for this online version, and the lenited (or dotted) consonants changed to their aspirated equivalents, i.e. the dotted 'c' has been altered to 'ch', the dotted 'g' to 'gh', and the dotted 'm' to 'mh', etc. For example, in the name Caoimgin (Kevin), where the 'm' and 'g' are both dotted (ṁ, ġ) in the old Irish lettering, the name has been converted here to the modern Irish equivalent of Caoimhghin.

* Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall: Irish Names and Surnames by Rev. Patrick Woulfe, 1923.