Jerry Name Meaning & Origin

Jerry

Pronunciation: JEH-ree (key)

Origin of the name Jerry:

A pet form of any of the various names beginning with the element Jer-. Jerry is also bestowed as an independent given name. Var: Gerry.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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That is my name

I like the name Jerry for a boy; however, it's considered outdated at this time with all the Aidens and Jaidens out there. I just hope Jerry doesn't eventually fall into the same category as Reuben or Clyde.

My cat's name was Jerry. Sadly, he passed away not too long ago. I love him lots, always will. <3 <3 <3

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Meanings and history of the name Jerry: | Edit

Nickname for many names beginning with Ger- or Jer-, most notably Gerald, Jeremy or Jeremiah.

Famous real-life people named Jerry: | Edit

Jerry Seinfeld, American actor and comedian
Jerry Springer, American talk show host
Jerry Lee Lewis, American singer
Jerry Lewis, American comedic actor
Jerry Garcia, American guitarist, singer, songwriter The Grateful Dead
Jerry Reed, American country music singer
Jerry Clower, American humorist
Jerry Brown, American politician, former governor of California
Jerry Van Dyke, American actor,most notable for his role in "Coach""

Jerry in song, story & screen: | Edit

Jerry Russo, Wizards of Waverly Place character
Jerry Mouse, Hanna-Barbera cartoon mouse featured in the Tom and Jerry series
Jerry Maguire, title character portrayed by Tom Cruise in the 1996 sports comedy
Jerry Recycled Batteries from the Pixar franchise Cars

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