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- proper n. A female given name.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the medieval FitzGerald dynasty of Ireland.
Gerald + -ine. c. 1540 by the Earl of Surrey as a poetic name for Lady Elizabeth Fitzgerald, "one of the Fitzgeralds". Taken up as a given name in the 19th century, and used as a feminine form of Gerald. (Wiktionary)