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Germaine meaning and name origin
Germaine \ge-rmai-ne, ger-maine\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Germaine), is pronounced jer-MAYNE. It is of Latin and French origin. Feminine form of Germain, from a Roman name meaning "brother". May also mean "from Germany". Saint Germaine (16th century) was a French shepherdess. Modern use may be homage to famous author and feminist Germaine Greer.
Germaine has 10 variant forms: Germain, Germana, Germane, Germayn, Germayne, Jarmaine, Jermain, Jermane, Jermayn and Jermayne.
For more information, see also the related name Charmaine.
Baby names that sound like Germaine are Carmaine and Carmine.
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Popularity of Germaine
Germaine is a very popular first name for women (#1005 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#23807 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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