What does Jermaine mean?
Jermaine \j(e)-rmai-ne, jer-maine\ as a boys' name is pronounced jer-MAIN. It is of Latin origin. Variant of Germain (Latin, French) "brotherly; from Germany". Familiar in modern times due to singer Jermaine Jackson. Basketball player Jermaine O'Neal.
Jermaine is a very popular first name for men (#400 out of 1220, Top 33%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Jermaine for boys. Jermaine was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #191 in the U.S. then, and is at #730 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Jermaine and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Jermaine (#730 last year) are Germaine, German and Jermain. These boy names reached the top of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.276%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.0675%, down 75.5%), with the forms German and Jermaine becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Jermaine▼ is alike in pronunciation to Jerman. This name tends to be less commonly used than Jermaine.