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What does Jermaine mean?

Jermaine Pronunciation of Jermaine as a boys' name is pronounced jer-MAIN. It is of Latin origin. Variant of Germain (Latin, French) "brother; from Germany". Familiar in modern times due to singer Jermaine Jackson. Basketball player Jermaine O'Neal.

ASSOCIATED WITH Je-, -ne, modern


VARIANTS Germain, Germaine, Jermain, Jermane, Jermayne, Jermin, Jermyn

RELATED FORMS VIA GERMAIN German, Germane, Germano, Germayn, Germayne, Germin, Jernayn




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How popular is Jermaine?

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)

Jermaine was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #183 in the U.S. then, and is at #762 presently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Jermaine (#762 LAST YEAR) are Germaine, German (#1189) and Jermain. These relations of Jermaine reached the top of their popularity during 1970-1979 (ADOPTION OF 0.1%) and are now much less widespread (ADOPTION 0.02%, DOWN 74.6%), with the form Jermaine becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jermaine, Germaine, German, Jermain in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jermaine and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jermaine is alike in pronunciation to German, Germane, Germayn, Germayne, Germin, Jarman, Jarmann and Jerman. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Carmine, Craine, Delaine, Fermin, Fraine, Geraint, Germano, Gervaise, Herman, Hermann, Hermie, Hermite, Jamaine, Jardine, Jemmie, Jerae, Jeraint (see Geraint), Jeramee (see Jeremy), Jeramie, Jeran, Jerant, Jeremie, Jernayn (see Germain), Jerone, Jeronimo, Jerrie, Jerrin, Jerrone, Jessamine, Jordain, Jourdaine, Markaine, Romaine, Tramaine, Tremaine, Trumaine and Urbaine. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jermaine.