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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.


Germaine has 10 variant forms: Germain, Germana, Germane, Germayn, Germayne, Jarmaine, Jermain, Jermane, Jermayn and Jermayne.

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Germaine name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Germaine outside U.S.

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Charmaine, Germaine in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Charmaine outside U.S.