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What does Jeri mean?

Jeri Pronunciation of Jeri [jeri] as a girls' name is pronounced JARE-ee. It is of American origin. Feminine of Jerry.


Jeri has 2 variants: Jeralee and Jerri.

Related girl names: Jerica, Geraldine, Jeremia and Jerrie.

5 more relations via Jerry: Jeree, Jerree, Jerrey, Jerrie and Jery.

Creative forms:
(female) Jele, Jemi, ..

(male) Jeli, Jero, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jeri Tara (J.T.), ..

How popular is Jeri?

Jeri is a very popular first name for females (#702 out of 4276, Top 16%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Jeri entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest position of #316 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Geraldine (#1653 in recent rankings), Jerry, Jerrie, Jerica and Jerri are the popular varying forms of Jeri appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Jeri were at the apex of their popularity in the 1930s (average #965) and are now significantly less popular (#1942, 99.1%), with forms like Jeri becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeri, Geraldine, Jerica, Jerri, Jerrie, Jerry in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jeri is alike in pronunciation to Geri, Gerie, Gerri, Gerrie, Gerry, Jarae, Jerae, Jorah, Jorey, Jori, Jorie and Jorry. Other suggested similar names are Abri, Airi, Ari, Averi, Bari, Berri, Bri, Cari, Ceri, Cheri, Ciri, Cori, Dari, Devri, Dori, Eleri, Jaci, Jami, Je-, Jean, Jearl, Jeh, Jen, Jena, Jeni, Jenie, Jenn, Jenni, Jere, Jeriel, Jerika, Jerle, Jess, Jeth, Jett, Jey, Jobi, Joci, Jodi, Joi, Joli, Joni, Juli, Kari, Keri, Kerri, Kiri, Kori, Lari, Liri, Lori, Mari, Merri, Miri, Nari, Peri, Perri, Sari, Sheri, Siri, Teri, Terri and Tori. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jeri.

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