What does Germaine mean?
Germaine [ger-maine] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Germaine) is a Latin name, and the name Germaine means "brother; from Germany". Germaine is a version of Germain (French, Latin): from Latin Germānus. Germaine is also a variant of Jermaine (Latin).
1 feminine form: Charmaine.Creative forms:
(male) Garmaine, Germon, ..
(female) Germainia, Germaite, .. Middle name pairings:
Germaine Koen (G.K.), ..
How popular is Germaine?
Germaine is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#18811 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Germaine was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #839 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not listed currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Jermaine (#762 in 2015), German (#1189) and Jermain are the popular varying forms of Germaine listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Germin, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Germaine was at its apex 5 decades ago (median #755) and has become significantly less since (#1487, 74.6% less usage).
Germaine is pronounced similarly to Jerman. Other recommended names are Carmine, Craine, Delaine, Fermin, Fraine, Gaine, Garman, Garmann, Garmen, Garmin, Garmon, Garrman (see Garman), Gawaine, Geraint, Geralde, Gerant, Gerlaich (see Gerlach), Germanicus, Geronimo, Gerrie, Gervais, Gervaise, Gervase, Gervayse, Gorman, Herman▼, Hermann, Hermie, Hermite, Jamaine, Jeraint (see Geraint), Markaine, Romaine, Tramaine, Tremaine, Trumaine and Urbaine. These names tend to be more frequently used than Germaine.See names in meaning and etymology.