Name Gerit Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Gerit


Gerit is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Gerit thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Gerit?

Gerit is a Frisian and Durch variant of the name Gerard, which derived from the Germanic name Gerhard, and a form of the feminine name Geralde.

What does the name Gerit mean?

For boys, Gerit means “brave spearman” (from Germanic “gēr” = spear + “harti” = strong/brave/hardy). For girls, Gerit means “ruler with the spear” (from Germanic “gēr” = spear + “waltan” = to rule).

Pronunciation of Gerit

Variants of the name Gerit

Gerrit Gerritt

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Popularity of the name Gerit

The name Gerit is ranked #7403 overall.

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