Home > Jerry


What does Jerry mean?

Jerry Pronunciation of Jerry [jer-ry] as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' 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 variants: Gerrey, Gerry, Jerre, Jerrey and Jerrie.

Affiliated boy names: Jaron, Gerald, Gerard, Jeremiah, Jeremy and Jerome.

2 feminine forms: Jeralyn and Jeri.

Creative forms:
(male) Jarry, Jury, ..

(female) Jerdy, Jerie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jerry Shalom (J.S.), ..

How popular is Jerry?

Jerry is a very popular first name for males (#39 out of 1220, Top 3%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#11428 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Jerry reached its top position of #19 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is presently at #491. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Jeremiah (#55 via latest list), Jeremy (#174), Gerald (#764), Jerome (#838), Gerard (#1086), Jaron (#1523), Gerry and Jerre are the prominent varying forms of Jerry (#491 via latest list) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Jerry was at its apex 8 decades ago (adoption of 2.1%) and is now much less (adoption 0.6%, 73%). Jeremiah is more familiar than the rest, while forms such as Gerard used to be popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jerry, Gerald, Gerard, Gerry, Jaron in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeremiah, Jeremy, Jerome, Jerre in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gerard, Jeremy outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jerry is pronounced similarly to Gerri, Gerrie, Gery, Jairo, Jarah, Jaray, Jarrah, Jary, Jerae, Jerah, Jeriah, Jerrah, Jerri, Jiri, Jiro, Joeri, Jorey, Jori, Jorie, Jorry, Jory and Juri. Other suggested similar names are Arry, Barry, Berry, Corry, Curry, Darry, Derry, Henry, Horry, Jarryd, Jarryl, Jefery, Jeffry, Jeffy, Jefry, Jemmy, Jephry, Jerad, Jeramy, Jerard, Jere, Jered, Jerel, Jeren, Jeric, Jeril, Jerk, Jerod, Jeron, Jerrad, Jerred, Jerrel, Jerren, Jerric, Jerrik, Jerriq, Jerrod, Jerron, Jerryd (see Jerrod), Jerryl, Jervey, Jeryl, Jerzy, Keary, Kerry, Leary, Lorry, Murry, Orry, Parry, Perry, Rorry and Terry. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jerry.