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What does Germaine mean?

Germaine Pronunciation of Germaine as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Germaine) is pronounced jer-MAYNE. It is of Latin and French origin, and the meaning of Germaine is "brother; from Germany". Feminine of Germain, from the Roman name Germānus meaning "brother". May also mean "from Germany". Saint Germaine Cousin (16th century) was the daughter of a French farmer. She was canonized in 1867 and this may have led to use of the name among English speakers. Modern use may be homage to famous author and feminist Germaine Greer. See also Jermaine.


ASSOCIATED WITH roman, 16th century, modern


VARIANTS Germain, Germana, Germane, Germayn, Germayne, Jarmaine, Jermain, Jermane, Jermayn, Jermayne

SEE ALSO Charmaine



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How popular is Germaine?

Germaine is a very popular first name for females (#1005 out of 4276, Top 23%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#18811 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Germaine entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its top position of #560 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not ranked currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Germaine name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Charmaine and Jermaine are the popular variation forms of Germaine appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Germaine was at its most widespread during 1970-1979.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Germaine, Charmaine, Jermaine in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Germaine and related baby names outside U.S.