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What does Jermaine mean?

Jermaine /jer-mai-ne/ 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.


Jermaine has 7 variants: Germain, Germaine, Jermain, Jermane, Jermayne, Jermin and Jermyn.

Jermaine has 7 more related forms via Germain: German, Germane, Germano, Germayn, Germayne, Germin and Jernayn.

Jermaine has 1 feminine form: Germaine.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Jemmaine, Jermainer, ..

(female) Jermaina, Jermaini, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name history of Jermaine for boys. Jermaine was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #183 in the U.S. then, and is at #730 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the history of the boy name Jermaine and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Jermaine (#730 last year) are Germaine, German (#1156 last year) 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 0.03%, down 73.4%), 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 Jarman, Jarmann and Jerman. Other suggested similar names are Carmine, Craine, Delaine, Fermin, Fraine, Geraint, Gervaise, Herman, Hermann, Hermie, Hermite, Jamaine, Jardine, Jemmie, Jerae, Jeraint (see Geraint), Jeramee (see Jeremy), Jeramie, Jeran, Jerant, Jeremie, 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.