What does Jerry mean?
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.
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)
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 U.S. SSA Records)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Jerry and affiliated names. Jeremiah (#56 via latest list), Jeremy (#169), Jerome (#807), Gerald (#816), Jaron, Gerard and Gerry are the prominent varying forms of Jerry (#451 via latest list) appearing in the Top 1000. Adoption of these forms of Jerry was at its apex 4 decades ago (adoption of 0.66%) and is now much less (adoption 0.34%, ▼49%). Jeremiah is more familiar than the rest, though Jeremy has become trendy as well over time, while forms such as Jaron used to be popular.
Thinking of 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 baby 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, 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.