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GenderMasculine & Feminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.JER-ee
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Meaning & History

Diminutive of JEREMY, JEROME, GERALD, GERALDINE, and other names beginning with the same sound. A notable bearer was American comedian Jerry Lewis (1926-2017).
Masculine FormsGerald, Jerald, Jerold, Jerrold
Other Languages & CulturesGerold Ancient Germanic Hieronymos, Hieronymus Ancient Greek Jeremiah, Jeremy Biblical Ieremias Biblical Greek Yirmiyahu Biblical Hebrew Hieremias Biblical Latin Jeronim, Jere, Jerko Croatian Gerolt, Hieronymus, Jeroen Dutch Jeremias, Jorma, Jarkko, Jarmo, Jere, Roni Finnish Gérald, Géraldine, Géraud, Jérémie, Jérôme French Gerald, Gerold, Hieronymus, Jeremias, Gerhold German Geronimo History Gearalt, Gearóid Irish Gerolamo, Giraldo, Girolamo Italian Ieronimus Late Roman Geraldo, Jeremias, Jerónimo Portuguese Jerônimo Portuguese (Brazilian) Geraldo, Jeremías, Jerónimo, Gerónimo Spanish Gerallt Welsh

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Charles Dickens characters, City Hunter characters, diminutives, I Love Lucy characters, musicians, never out of the US top 1000, Parks and Recreation characters, Rick and Morty characters, Roseanne characters, singers, The Sopranos characters, Totally Spies characters, Will and Grace characters
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute