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Gerry (girl)

What does Gerry mean?

Gerry Pronunciation of Gerry [ger-ry] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Gerry) is an Old German name, and Gerry means "spear ruler". Gerry is an alternate spelling of Geraldine (Old German): feminine of Gerald. See also Geri.

Associated with: spear (warrior), ruler (queen).


Gerry has 4 variants: Geri, Gerie, Gerri and Gerrie.

6 more different relations via Geraldine: Geralyn, Gerrilyn, Jere, Jeri, Jerrie and Jerry.

Creative forms:
(female) Geery, Giry, ..

(male) Gerre, Gerryd, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gerry Laila (G.L.), ..

How popular is Gerry?

Gerry is a very popular first name for women (#1343 out of 4276, Top 31%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#9768 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Gerry was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its top position of #532 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gerry name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Geraldine (#1653 from recent data), Jeri, Jerrie, Jerry, Jere, Gerrie, Geralyn, Geri and Gerri are the prominent variation forms of Gerry. These relations of Gerry were favored as birth names in the 1930s (usage of 0.5%) and are now much less conventional, with versions such as Jeri falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gerry, Geraldine, Geralyn, Geri, Gerri in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gerrie, Jere, Jeri, Jerrie, Jerry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gerry and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Gerry is pronounced similarly to Jerae, Jeree, Jerree, Jerrey, Jerri, Jery, Jorey and Jorry. Other suggested similar names are Barry, Berry, Carry, Cherry, Corry, Derry, Dorry, Genny, Georgy, Gerda, Gerde, Gert, Gerta, Gerte, Gerty, Glory, Karry, Kerry, Korry, Lorry, Merry, Norry, Perry, Sherry, Terry and Torry. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gerry.

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