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Origin and popularity of the name GAILLARD


Gaillard : 1: French: nickname from gaillard ‘vigorous strong’ (ultimately from Celtic galia ‘strength’). This surname (in any of the two possible senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti.2: French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Gailhard composed of the elements gail ‘powerful lusty cheerful’ + hard ‘hard strong’.3: English (of Norman and French Huguenot origin): cognate of 1 and 2 above Anglicized as Gaylard and Gaylord.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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