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 is a very popular first name for males (#39 out of 1220, Top 3%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#12401 out of 88799, Top 14%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jerry for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jerry and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jeremiah (#56), Jeremy (#169), Jerry (#451), Jerome (#807), Gerald (#816), Gerry and Jaron. (2014 statistics).
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.