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Meaning and Name Origin

Jerry \j(er)-ry\ as a girls' name (also used more regularly as boys' name Jerry). Jerry's roots are Old German, French and Hebrew, and the name Jerry means "spear ruler; the Lord is exalted". Jerry is a variation of Geraldine (Old German, French): feminine of Gerald, first coined in the 16th century. Jerry is 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.


Jerry has 6 variants: Jeree, Jeri, Jerree, Jerrey, Jerri and Jery.

Jerry has 31 more related forms via Geraldine, Jeremia, Jerrie: Deena, Dina, Dyna, Geralda, Geraldeen, Geraldene, Geraldina, Geralyn, Geralynn, Geralynne, Gerdene, Gerdine, Geri, Gerianna, Gerianne, Gerilynn, Gerri, Gerrilyn, Gerroldine, Gerry, Giralda, Jeraldeen, Jeraldene, Jeraldine, Jeralee, Jere, Jeremee, Jeremie, Jerilene, Jerrileen and Jerroldeen.

Jerry has 2 masculine forms: Gerry and Jaron.


Jerry is a very popular first name for females (#838 out of 4276, Top 20%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#12401 out of 88799, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Jerry for girls. Jerry entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its apex rank of #304 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Jerry and related names. Prominent varying forms of Jerry ranked in the Top 1000 are Jeri, Jeraldine, Jerri, Jerrie, Gerry, Gerri, Dina, Geraldine, Geralyn, Geri and Deena. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1950-1959 and has become much less since, with versions such as Jeri, Jerri, Jerrie, Jerry and Jeraldine falling out of style. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Deena, Dina, Geraldine, Geralyn, Geri, Gerri, Gerry, Jeraldine, Jeri, Jerri in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Jerry is alike in pronunciation to Jerae, Jorey and Jorry. Other suggested similar baby names are Berry, Derry, Kerry, Merry, Perry and Terry. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jerry.