What does Jerry mean?
Jerry \j(er)-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 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 (#12401 out of 88799, Top 14%). (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. during 1940-1949, 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 and Gerry are the prominent varying forms of Jerry (#451 a year ago) appearing in the Top 1000. Usage of this boy name was at its apex during 1980-1989 and is now much less, with the versions 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.