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pinWhat 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.


Jerry has 5 variants: Gerrey, Gerry, Jerre, Jerrey and Jerrie.

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

Jerry has 2 feminine forms: Jeralyn and Jeri.

Kreatif forms: Jerriah, Jery. [more]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jerry name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jerry, Gerald, Gerard, Gerry, Jaron in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jeremiah, Jeremy, Jerome in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

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.