US Popularity:1762
Other Origin(s):German, Hebrew
Meaning:Mighty spearman; God will exalt, God will uplift
Jerry is a gender-neutral baby name of English, German, and Hebrew origin. A diminutive of names like Gerald or Gerard, Jerry means “mighty spearman” when looked at through its German roots. Spears are sharp weapons used for protection and battle and are often used as a symbol of power and pride. Alternatively, Jerry means "God will exalt" or "God will uplift" in Hebrew, which comes from Jeremy or Jeremiah. Regardless of which meaning most appeals to you, baby Jerry will be a force to be reckoned with! Plus, with role models like the iconic Jerry from Tom and Jerry, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, or Grateful Dead musician Jerry Garcia, baby is sure to love their name.

Famous People Named Jerry

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Jerry Brown
    United States Governor
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Jerry Lee Lewis
    Musician, Singer
  • Jerry Lewis
  • Jerry Lucas
    Basketball Player
  • Jerry O'Connell
  • Jerry Rice
    Football Player
  • Jerry Seinfeld
    Comedian, TV Actor
  • Jerry Stiller
  • Jerry West
    Basketball Player

Jerry Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Jerry is currently #1178 on The Bump
Boy:Jerry is currently #641 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Jerry is currently #858 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Jerry is currently #1762 in U.S. births
Boy:Jerry is currently #850 in U.S. births

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  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 408, 436

  • Behind the Name, Jerry, January 2022

  • Behind the Name, Gerald, December 2022

  • Behind the Name, Jeremy, April 2021

  • Name Doctor, Jerry

  • Abarim Publications, Jeremiah meaning, November 2023

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