Meaning and name origin
Jermaine \j(e)-rmai-ne, jer-maine\ as a boy's 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 males (#400 out of 1220, Top 33%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jermaine for boys. Jermaine reached its highest rank of #191 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jermaine and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jermaine (#730), Jermain and Germaine. (2014 statistics).