What does Jerry mean?
Jerry /jer-ry/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Jerry for boys. Jerry reached its top position of #19 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is presently at #451. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Jerry and affiliated names. Jeremiah (#56 a year ago), Jeremy (#169), Jerome (#807), Gerald (#816), Jaron, Gerard and Gerry are the prominent varying forms of Jerry (#451 a year ago) appearing in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.661%) and is now much less (usage 0.3376%, ▼48.9%), with versions such as Gerald, Jerome, Jerry, Jaron and Gerry falling out of style. Jeremiah (#56) and Jeremy (#169) are two of the more contemporarily stylish boy names here, with Jeremiah having a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Jerry▼ is 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 frequently used than Jerry.