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Meaning and name origin

Jerry \j(er)-ry\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Jerry), is pronounced JARE-ee. It is of English origin. Used as an independent name, Jerry is also a short form of names beginning with Jer-. Actors/comedians Jerry Lewis and Jerry Seinfeld; actor Jerry Orbach.

Jerry has 5 variant forms: Gerrey, Gerry, Jerre, Jerrey and Jerrie.

For more information, see also related boy names Jaron, Gerald, Jeremiah, Jeremy and Jerome.

There are 2 feminine forms of Jerry: Jeralyn and Jeri.


Jerry is a very popular first name for males (#39 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#12401 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jerry for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jerry name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jerry and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Gerald, Gerry, Jaron, Jeremiah, Jeremy, Jerome and Jerry. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gerald, Gerry, Jaron, Jeremiah, Jeremy, Jerome, Jerry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jeremiah, Jeremy, Jerome, Jerry outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jerry is also pronounced similarly to Gerri, Gery, Jaray, Jary, Jerae, Jerah, Jerrah, Jerri, Jorey, Jorry and Jory. Other suggested similar baby names are Berry, Derry, Jefry, Jere, Jerryd, Jerryl, Jerzy, Kerry, Perry and Terry. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jerry.


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