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Jerry Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Jerry is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Jerry is "sacred name, holy name".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "spear rule".


In the U.S. in 2014 less than 5 girls were given the name.  It ranked 451 in popular baby names for boys with 650 occurrences. 

View the Jerry Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Jerry has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Jerry to other names.


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Related Names

Jerry is a variant spelling of Jerrie.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Jerry Seinfeld, Jerry Lucas, Jerry Quarry, Jerry Rice.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Jerry in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Jerry.

Just for fun, see the name Jerry in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Jerry in Nautical Flags page.

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.