What does Jerrold mean?
Jerrold [jer-rold] as a boys' name is of Old German and English origin, and the name Jerrold means "spear ruler". Jerrold is an alternate spelling of Gerald (Old German): from gār. Jerrold is also a variation of Jerald (English).
(male) Jarold, Jarrold, ..
(female) Jerreel, Jerroldi, .. Middle name pairings:
Jerrold Calvin (J.C.), ..
How popular is Jerrold?
Jerrold is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#981 out of 1220, Top 80%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Jerrold was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its highest rank of #483 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Garold, Gerald (#764 via latest list), Gerold, Jerald, Jerold, Jerrald and Jerry (#491) are the popular related forms of Jerrold. Other variants, like Geryld, are seldom used. These forms of Jerrold were favored during 1940-1949 (average #604) and have become significantly less popular since, with forms like Jerrold becoming less stylish.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Bernold (see Bernal), Bertold (see Berthold), Darrold (see Darold), Derrold (see Darold), Herold, Herrold, Jarrod▼, Jerod▼, Jeroll, Jerrad, Jerrall, Jerrard, Jerred, Jerrel, Jerrell▼, Jerrill, Jerrod▼, Jerroll, Jerrome, Jerron, Jerrone, Jerrot, Jerrott, Jerryd (see Jerrod), Jerryl and Verroll. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jerrold.See names in meaning and etymology.