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Meaning and name origin

Jerry \j(er)-ry\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Jerry), is of Old German, French and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jerry is "spear ruler; the Lord is exalted". Jerry is a variant of Geraldine (Old German, French): feminine of Gerald, first coined in the 16th century. Also a variant of Jeremia (Hebrew): feminine of Jeremiah. Jerry is also used as a variant of Jerrie (Old German, French). See also Jeralyn and Jeri.

There are 2 masculine forms of Jerry: Gerry and Jaron.

Jerry has 6 variant forms: Jeree, Jeri, Jerree, Jerrey, Jerri, Jery.


Jerry is a very popular first name for females (#838 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#12401 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jerry for girls (2015 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Jerry and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Geraldine, Jeri, Jerri, Jerrie and Jerry. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Geraldine, Jeri, Jerri, Jerrie, Jerry in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jerry is also pronounced similarly to Gerri, Gerry, Jerae, Jorey and Jorry. Other suggested similar baby names are Berry, Derry, Jere, Kerry, Merry, Perry and Terry. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jerry.


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