Of Germanic origin.
Means “brave spearman”.
Derives from the Germanic elements “ger”, meaning spear and “hard”, meaning brave.
Other forms of the name are: Gert, Jerrard, Gerrard, Cai, Kay, Gerry, Gerardo.
Scottish actor Gerard Butler was studying law when offered a role in a stage production of “Coriolanus”, by actor Steven Berkoff, and then decided to give up law for acting.