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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gerry

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  1. A diminutive of the male given names Gerald and Gerard.
  2. A diminutive of the female given name Geraldine.

Notable Persons Named Gerry

Gerry Rafferty was a rock music, pop music, folk rock, soft rock, and blues rock musician. He plays Fender Mustang Bass, Fender Telecaster, Gibson Dove, Gibson Everly Brothers Flattop, Gibson J-160E, Gibson L-5, Martin D-45, Ovation Guitar Company, and Gibson Les Paul. He was most prominent from 1966 to 2000. Gerry was given the name Gerald Rafferty on April 16th, 1947 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He breathed his last breath on January 4th, 2011.

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Gerry Adams is a President of Sinn Féin, for Belfast West, President ofSinn Féin, Teachta Dála, Member of Parliament, forBelfast West, Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly, and Member of the Legislative Assembly (Northern Ireland). Gerry was born on October 6th, 1948 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Gerry Goffin was a lyricist. Gerry was given the name Gerald Goffin on February 11th, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. He breathed his last breath on June 19th, 2014.

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Gerry was born on August 20th, 1953. He died on March 20th, 1981.

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Gerry Mulligan was a jazz, cool jazz, and third stream musician. He was most active from 1946 to 1996. Gerry was given the name Gerald Joseph Mulligan on April 6th, 1927 in Queens Village, Queens, New York City, United States. Gerry is also known as Jeru. He died on January 20th, 1996.

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Gerry was given the name Gerard Conlon by his parent Sarah Conlon on March 1st, 1954 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. He breathed his last breath on June 21st, 2014.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Gerry

Elbridge Gerry was a Vice President of the United States of America. Elbridge was born on July 17th, 1744 in Marblehead, Massachusetts. He died on November 23rd, 1814.

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Alan Gerry is a businessman. Alan was born on December 24th, 1929 in Liberty, New York.

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Peter G. Gerry was a senator. He was most active from 1935 to 1947. Peter was born on September 18th, 1879 in New York City. He breathed his last breath on October 31st, 1957.

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Ann Gerry was a Second Lady of the United States. Ann was born on August 12th, 1763 in New York City. Ann is also known as Thompson and Ann. She died on March 17th, 1849.

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Elbridge was born Elbridge Thomas Gerry in 1837. He passed away in 1927.

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Robert Livingston Gerry Sr. was a businessman and racehorse owner/breeder. Robert was born on May 31st, 1877 in New York City. They breathed their last breath on October 31st, 1957.

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How popular is the baby name Gerry in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1904 7 0 7
1905 5 0 5
1910 7 7 0
1911 5 0 5
1912 9 9 0
1913 8 8 0
1914 20 14 6
1915 24 14 10
1916 33 24 9
1917 38 25 13
1918 52 30 22
1919 59 42 17
1920 53 43 10
1921 84 66 18
1922 85 64 21
1923 76 68 8
1924 100 80 20
1925 91 71 20
1926 141 101 40
1927 117 85 32
1928 156 115 41
1929 149 107 42
1930 193 130 63
1931 205 139 66
1932 226 152 74
1933 198 118 80
1934 230 126 104
1935 256 140 116
1936 274 140 134
1937 315 148 167
1938 345 175 170
1939 369 200 169
1940 402 186 216
1941 422 187 235
1942 574 244 330
1943 522 249 273
1944 467 182 285
1945 474 198 276
1946 535 199 336
1947 608 233 375
1948 547 212 335
1949 486 184 302
1950 445 154 291
1951 415 155 260
1952 445 134 311
1953 453 118 335
1954 449 114 335
1955 504 110 394
1956 554 102 452
1957 635 123 512
1958 637 112 525
1959 611 127 484
1960 528 99 429
1961 449 74 375
1962 385 58 327
1963 342 51 291
1964 373 76 297
1965 340 45 295
1966 296 39 257
1967 280 47 233
1968 249 39 210
1969 271 37 234
1970 233 39 194
1971 232 34 198
1972 187 27 160
1973 155 30 125
1974 141 21 120
1975 129 15 114
1976 119 14 105
1977 118 14 104
1978 129 15 114
1979 117 12 105
1980 106 11 95
1981 104 13 91
1982 106 0 106
1983 89 10 79
1984 80 7 73
1985 81 5 76
1986 79 11 68
1987 68 0 68
1988 80 5 75
1989 73 0 73
1990 80 7 73
1991 68 9 59
1992 82 10 72
1993 70 6 64
1994 55 7 48
1995 49 5 44
1996 58 0 58
1997 37 0 37
1998 51 0 51
1999 35 0 35
2000 26 0 26
2001 38 0 38
2002 34 0 34
2003 36 0 36
2004 25 0 25
2005 34 0 34
2006 21 0 21
2007 24 0 24
2008 24 0 24
2009 31 0 31
2010 12 0 12
2011 16 0 16
2012 8 0 8
2013 17 0 17
2014 16 0 16
2015 7 0 7
2016 20 0 20
2017 13 0 13

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Popularity of Gerry as a first name

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Popularity of Gerry as a last name

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Common last names for Gerry

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Davis
  • Williams
  • Moore
  • Miller
  • Thomas
  • White
  • Parker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gerry U.S.
  White 90.76% 64.26%
  African American 2.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.14% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.35% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.92% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.13% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gerry

People with the last name Gerry are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Gerry

  • How Popular is the name Gerry? Gerry is the 1,648th most popular name of all time. As a last name Gerry was the 11,229th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gerry have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 21,041 babies born with the first name Gerry in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gerry to occupy the country of Palau with an estimated population of 21,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gerry? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1904 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Gerry first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gerry is Wednesday, March 6th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Gerry born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gerry was in 1958 with a total of 525 babies.
  • Random Gerry Factoid: According to the 1934 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gerry is not a popular baby boy's name in Indiana. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1934.
  • Weird things about the name Gerry: Your name in reverse order is Yrreg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Geryr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gerry? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,814 people with the last name Gerry.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gerry? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Gerry as their last name since less than 1 person in 105k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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