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What does Jerk mean?

Jerk Pronunciation of Jerk as a boys' name has its root in Old Norse, and Jerk means "complete ruler". Jerk is an alternate form of Eric (Old Norse).


ASSOCIATED WITH norse, ruler (king)


ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA ERIC Aeric, Aerick, Eero, Eirik, Erek, Erik, Erki, Eryk, Jerker, Rick



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How popular is Jerk?

Jerk is an uncommonly occurring given name for males. Jerk is an equally uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Popular varying forms of Jerk (UNLISTED) rated in the Top 2000 are Eric (#160 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Erik (#378) and Rick (#1872). These forms of Jerk were popular as birth names during 1970-1979 (AVERAGE #136) and are now significantly less common (#803, DOWN 87.8%), with versions such as Eric falling out of fashion. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eric, Erik, Rick in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eric, Erik outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jerk is alike in pronunciation to Jorck. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Berk, Birk, Burk, Clerk, Cork, Derk, Dirk, Dyrk, Jack, Jak, Jarek, Jarl, Jary, Je-, Jean, Jeb, Jed, Jedd, Jedrek, Jeff, Jefry, Jeh, Jehu, Jem, Jeno, Jens, Jerack (see Jerrick), Jerad, Jerae, Jerah, Jeran, Jere, Jereck, Jered, Jerek, Jerel, Jeren, Jeric, Jerick, Jeril, Jerod, Jeron, Jerre, Jerri, Jerrik, Jerry, Jeryl, Jerzy, Jess, Jet, Jeth, Jett, Jiri, Jiro, Jock, Joeri, Jorg, Jori, Jorn, Jory, Jurek, Juri, Jurik, Kerk, Kirk, Kyrk, Lark, Mark, Turk and York. These names tend to be more frequently used than Jerk.

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