Baby Names: Names Starting with G


GEORGIA: Greek for "farmer" and a feminine version of George. The great southern state of Georgia was named in honor of England's King George II. It's a name always on one's mind. Relatives: Georgea, Georgina, Georgianna, Georgine, Georgette, Georgeen, Georgeena, Georgeanne, Georgienne, Giorgia, Georgie, Georgy, Gina, Gerda, Gruzia, Jirka, Jirca, Jirina, Jorgina. Namesakes: Georgia Hampton, Georgia O'Keeffe, Georgette Klinger, "georgette" lace, Georgy Girl.

GERALD: Old French for "spear warrior." You can see how popular this one is in Europe by the wealth of variations. Relatives: Gerard, Geraud, Gerardo, Gerhard, Gerhardt, Gerhart, Geraldo, Garold, Gerek, Gerrit, Garrod, Garrard, Gerbert, Girard, Girauld, Girault, Giraut, Gerry, Jerry, Jerard, Jarett, Jarrett. Namesakes: Gerard Manley Hopkins, Geraldo Rivera.

GERALDINE: Old German for "hard spear" and a feminine version of Gerald. Relatives: Geraldene, Gereldine, Geraldyne, Gerry, Geri, Gerrie. Namesakes: Geraldine Page, Geraldine Ferraro, Geraldine Chaplin.

GERMAIN: Middle English for "bud" and related to "German." A bit Teutonic perhaps, but pleasant sounding. Relatives: German, Germain, Jarman, Jermyn, Jermain, Jermayne, Jermaine, Jermana. Namesakes: Saint Germain, Germaine Greer, Jermaine Jackson.

GERTRUDE: Old German for "adored warrior." Although the name sounds a bit dated, consider the charming variations. Relatives: Gerta, Gerda, Gerte, Gertie, Gerty, Gert, Jera, Jerica, Trude, Truta, Trudy, Trudie, Trudi, True. Namesakes: Hamlet's mother, Gertrude Stein.

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