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GenderMasculine
PronouncedPron.YE-re Finnish
JER-ee English
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Meaning & History

Finnish diminutive of JEREMIAS (usually used independently), as well as a Croatian diminutive of JERONIM and an English diminutive of JERALD or JEREMIAH.
VariantsJarkko Finnish Jerko Croatian Gerry, Jem, Jemmy, Jerry English Jez, Jezza English (British)
Feminine FormGeraldine English
Other Languages & CulturesGerold Ancient Germanic Hieronymos, Hieronymus Ancient Greek Jeremiah, Jeremy Biblical Ieremias Biblical Greek Yirmiyahu Biblical Hebrew Hieremias Biblical Latin Gerolt, Hieronymus, Jeroen Dutch Gérald, 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
Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute