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Jerk

What does Jerk mean?

Jerk Pronunciation of Jerk [jerk] as a boys' name has its root in Old Norse, and Jerk means "complete ruler". Jerk is an alternate form of Eric (Old Norse).

Associated with: norse, ruler (king).

Variations

10 alternative forms via Eric: Aeric, Aerick, Eero, Eirik, Erek, Erik, Erki, Eryk, Jerker and Rick.

Creative forms:
(male) Joark, Jork, ..

(female) Jedy, Jemi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jerk Jeremy (J.J.), ..

How popular is Jerk?

Jerk is an uncommonly occurring given name for males. Jerk is an equally uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Jerk (unlisted) rated in the Top 2000 are Eric (#137 the previous year), Erik (#338) and Rick (#1838). These forms of Jerk were popular as birth names during 1970-1979 (average #136) and are now significantly less common (#771, down 85.7%), with versions such as Eric falling out of fashion. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eric, Erik, Rick in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eric, Erik outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jerk is alike in pronunciation to Jorck. Other suggested similar names are Berk, Birk, Burk, Clerk, Cork, Derk, Dirk, Dyrk, Jack, Jak, Jarek, Jarl, Jary, Je-, Jean, Jeb, Jed, Jedd, Jedrek, Jeff, Jefry, Jeh, Jehu, Jem, Jeno, Jens, Jerack (see Jerrick), Jerad, Jerae, Jerah, Jeran, Jere, Jereck, Jered, Jerek, Jerel, Jeren, Jeric, Jerick, Jeril, Jerod, Jeron, Jerre, Jerri, Jerrik, Jerry, Jeryl, Jerzy, Jess, Jet, Jeth, Jett, Jiri, Jiro, Jock, Joeri, Jorg, Jori, Jorn, Jory, Jurek, Juri, Jurik, Kerk, Kirk, Kyrk, Lark, Mark, Turk and York. These names tend to be more frequently used than Jerk.

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