US Popularity:2400
Other Origin(s):Norse
Meaning:Geirr’s island; The earl’s island; Sword island
Still waiting for your little one’s arrival? They’re just on island time, which is very fitting, given they share their name, Jersey, with an island! While the Garden State of New Jersey might immediately come to mind when you think of this name, Jersey’s story actually begins across the pond. Jersey is the name of the largest of the English Channel Islands, a group of islands nestled between Britain and France. You and baby Jersey might even visit their namesake island someday, strolling its sandy beaches and picturesque paths together. As a name, Jersey is believed to have English and Old Norse origins, as it features the element ey, meaning “island.” When combined with other elements, such as geirr, jarl, and hjorr, Jersey can translate to “Geirr’s island,” “the earl’s island,” or “sword island,” depending on the exact prefix used. With a name that evokes images of tranquil waters and peaceful scenery, your little Jersey will surely bring serenity and calm everywhere they go.

Jersey Name Popularity Data

U.S. Births

Overall:Jersey is currently #2400 in U.S. births
Boy:Jersey is currently #2700 in U.S. births
Girl:Jersey is currently #1595 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2010
+ 72
from 2009
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