Gender Masculine & Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. JEHR-ee  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Diminutive of Jeremy, Jerome, Gerald, Geraldine and other names beginning with the same sound. Notable bearers include the American comedians Jerry Lewis (1926-2017) and Jerry Seinfeld (1954-), as well as the American football player Jerry Rice (1962-).

Related Names

VariantsGeri, Gerri, Gerry, Jem, Jemmy, Jere, Jeri, Jerri, Jerrie(English) Jez, Jezza(English (British))
Masculine FormsGerald, Jerald, Jerold, Jerrold
Other Languages & CulturesErmias(Amharic) Hieronymos, Hieronymus(Ancient Greek) Jeremiah, Jeremy(Biblical) Ieremias(Biblical Greek) Yirmiyahu(Biblical Hebrew) Hieremias(Biblical Latin) Jeronim, Jere, Jerko(Croatian) Jeroným(Czech) Gerald, Hieronymus, Jeroen, Gerolt(Dutch) Jeremias, Jorma, Jarkko, Jarmo, Jere, Roni(Finnish) Gérald, Géraldine, Géraud, Jérémie, Jérémy, Jérôme(French) Gerald, Gerold, Hieronymus, Gerhold, Jeremias(German) Geroald, Gerold(Germanic) Geronimo(History) Gearóid, Gearalt(Irish) Geremia, Gerolamo, Girolamo, Giraldo(Italian) Ieronimus(Late Roman) Hieronim, Jeremi, Jeremiasz(Polish) Geraldo, Jeremias(Portuguese) Jerônimo(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Jerónimo(Portuguese (European)) Ieronim(Romanian) Ieronim(Russian) Hieronym(Slovak) Geraldo, Jeremías, Jerónimo, Gerónimo(Spanish) Gerallt(Welsh)


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Entry updated January 21, 2022