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What does Gerry mean?

Gerry Pronunciation of Gerry [ger-ry] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Gerry) is pronounced JARE-ee. It is of English origin. Short form of Gerald or Gerard. See also Jerry.

Related boy name: Jerome.


32 related forms via Gerald, Gerard, Jerry: Garrat, Garret, Gary, Gearard, Ged, Geert, Ger, Gerard, Gerardo, Geraud, Gere, Gerek, Gerhard, Gerhart, Gerik, Gerold, Gerolt, Gerrald, Gerrard, Gerrell, Gerrey, Gerri, Gerrild, Gerrold, Geryld, Girard, Jerard, Jerre, Jerrey, Jerri, Jerrie and Jerry.

1 feminine form: Geri.

Creative forms:
(male) Giory, Gorry, ..

(female) Gergy, Gerra, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gerry Andrey (G.A.), ..

How popular is Gerry?

Gerry is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#649 out of 1220, Top 53%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#9768 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Gerry was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its highest rank of #369 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Gerry are Gerardo (#417 via latest list), Jerry (#491), Gary (#582), Gerald (#764), Jerome (#838), Gerard (#1086), Girard, Jerre, Gerhard, Garret and Gerold. These relations of Gerry reached the height of their popularity 75 years ago (usage of 3.5%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.1%, 96.2%), with versions like Jerry falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gerry, Garret, Gary, Gerald, Gerard in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gerardo, Gerhard, Gerold, Girard, Jerome in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jerre, Jerry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gary, Gerard outside U.S.

Similar Names

Gerry is alike in pronunciation to Gerrie, Gery, Jaray, Jary, Jerae, Jerah, Jerrah, Jorey, Jorry and Jory. Other suggested similar names are Arry, Barry, Berry, Corry, Curry, Darry, Derry, Garey, Garrey, Garry, Garryk (see Garrick), Garvy, Gearey, Geary, Geir, Gentry, Geofry, Georg, Georgy, Geron, Gerred, Gerrit, Gerrity, Gordy, Gray, Grey, Harry, Henry, Horry, Jefry, Keary, Kerry, Korry, Larry, Leary, Lorry, Morry, Murry, Orry, Parry, Perry, Rorry, Skerry, Terry and Torry. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gerry.