What does Jerry mean?
Jerry [jer-ry] as a girls' name (also used more regularly as boys' name Jerry) has its roots in Old German and Hebrew, and the name Jerry means "spear ruler; the Lord is exalted". Jerry is an alternate spelling of Geraldine (Old German): feminine of Gerald. 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.
(female) Jerdy, Jerie, ..
(male) Jerde, Jerjay, .. Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Jerry?
Jerry is a very popular first name for females (#838 out of 4276, Top 20%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#11428 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Jerry entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its apex rank of #308 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Geraldine (#1653 from current records), Jerri, Jerrie, Jeri, Gerry, Geri, Gerri, Gerrie and Jere are the prominent varying forms of Jerry ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Jerry was at its apex 85 years ago (adoption of 0.54%) and has become much less since (adoption 0.01%, ▼99.1%), with versions such as Geraldine going out of style.
Jerry▼ is alike in pronunciation to Jarae, Jerae, Jorah, Jorey, Jori, Jorie and Jorry. Other suggested similar names are Barry, Berry, Carry, Cherry▼, Corry, Derry, Dorry, Jearl, Jemmy, Jenay, Jency, Jenny▼, Jerle, Jessy, Jey, Karry, Kerry▼, Korry, Lorry, Merry▼, Norry, Perry, Sherry▼, Terry▼ and Torry. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jerry.See names in meaning and etymology.