What does Gerri mean?
Gerri /ger-ri/ as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Gerri) is of Old German and English derivation, and the meaning of the name Gerri is "spear ruler". Gerri is a variant form of Geraldine (Old German): feminine of Gerald. Gerri is also a form of Geri (English): feminine of Gerry.
How popular is Gerri?
Gerri is a very popular first name for females (#1441 out of 4276, Top 34%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Gerri for girls. Gerri entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top rank of #812 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Prominent variation forms of Gerri are Jerrie, Jerry, Jeri, Gerry, Geri and Geraldine. Other forms, like Gerika, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Gerri was at its apex during the years 1940-1949 (median #595) and is now lower, with versions like Geri, Geraldine, Gerry, Jeri and Jerry falling out of fashion. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Gerri and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Gerri is pronounced similarly to Jarae, Jerae, Jeree, Jerree, Jerrey, Jerri▼, Jery, Jorah, Jorey, Jori, Jorie and Jorry. Other recommended similar baby names are Berri, Gauri, Gowri, Gro, Guro, Kerri▼, Merri, Perri and Terri▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Gerri.