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 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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Charmaine.
Germaine is a very popular first name for females (#1005 out of 4276, Top 23%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#23807 out of 88799, Top 27%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Germaine for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Germaine and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Charmaine and Germaine. (2014 statistics).