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Jerry

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 136 0 136 #99 boy name
1881 97 0 97
1882 105 0 105
1883 107 0 107
1884 121 0 121
1885 115 0 115
1886 125 0 125
1887 98 0 98
1888 92 0 92
1889 110 0 110
1890 103 0 103
1891 107 0 107
1892 117 0 117
1893 118 0 118
1894 127 0 127
1895 102 0 102
1896 94 0 94
1897 118 0 118
1898 143 0 143
1899 118 7 111
1900 220 15 205
1901 116 0 116
1902 158 10 148
1903 119 7 112
1904 185 8 177
1905 189 12 177
1906 163 17 146
1907 180 15 165
1908 218 20 198
1909 208 16 192
1910 284 33 251
1911 275 37 238
1912 448 43 405
1913 536 43 493
1914 703 54 649
1915 881 80 801
1916 997 112 885
1917 965 103 862
1918 1,126 140 986
1919 1,058 142 916
1920 1,210 167 1,043
1921 1,279 165 1,114
1922 1,364 167 1,197
1923 1,468 192 1,276
1924 1,686 217 1,469
1925 1,858 232 1,626
1926 2,156 226 1,930 #97 boy name
1927 2,472 254 2,218 #93 boy name
1928 2,871 281 2,590 #79 boy name
1929 3,264 276 2,988 #61 boy name
1930 4,253 362 3,891 #51 boy name
1931 4,755 385 4,370 #43 boy name
1932 5,676 375 5,301 #34 boy name
1933 6,456 390 6,066 #31 boy name
1934 7,513 382 7,131 #25 boy name
1935 8,862 414 8,448 #22 boy name
1936 9,716 446 9,270 #18 boy name
1937 10,721 422 10,299 #17 boy name
1938 12,638 469 12,169 #17 boy name
1939 14,237 506 13,731 #16 boy name
1940 15,722 522 15,200 #14 boy name
1941 17,352 547 16,805 #14 boy name
1942 18,088 610 17,478 #16 boy name
1943 18,354 626 17,728 #17 boy name
1944 16,817 540 16,277 #19 boy name
1945 15,113 414 14,699 #20 boy name
1946 18,036 475 17,561 #20 boy name
1947 19,256 469 18,787 #20 boy name
1948 17,242 433 16,809 #21 boy name
1949 16,209 344 15,865 #23 boy name
1950 15,623 352 15,271 #24 boy name
1951 15,464 315 15,149 #24 boy name
1952 14,711 265 14,446 #26 boy name
1953 14,179 275 13,904 #29 boy name
1954 13,897 247 13,650 #31 boy name
1955 13,189 217 12,972 #33 boy name
1956 12,829 215 12,614 #35 boy name
1957 13,505 236 13,269 #35 boy name
1958 13,129 212 12,917 #35 boy name
1959 12,507 192 12,315 #36 boy name
1960 11,996 158 11,838 #37 boy name
1961 11,500 126 11,374 #37 boy name
1962 10,740 161 10,579 #38 boy name
1963 10,314 119 10,195 #38 boy name
1964 9,756 139 9,617 #40 boy name
1965 9,136 114 9,022 #41 boy name
1966 8,526 101 8,425 #41 boy name
1967 7,889 110 7,779 #41 boy name
1968 7,562 109 7,453 #44 boy name
1969 7,389 97 7,292 #45 boy name
1970 7,541 116 7,425 #45 boy name
1971 6,667 94 6,573 #50 boy name
1972 5,693 93 5,600 #53 boy name
1973 5,180 81 5,099 #57 boy name
1974 4,724 61 4,663 #61 boy name
1975 4,388 74 4,314 #65 boy name
1976 4,138 68 4,070 #67 boy name
1977 3,795 46 3,749 #75 boy name
1978 3,483 53 3,430 #82 boy name
1979 3,487 44 3,443 #85 boy name
1980 3,248 57 3,191 #94 boy name
1981 3,086 31 3,055 #97 boy name
1982 2,997 56 2,941 #100 boy name
1983 2,798 42 2,756
1984 2,490 34 2,456
1985 2,470 48 2,422
1986 2,298 31 2,267
1987 2,268 34 2,234
1988 2,297 36 2,261
1989 2,190 25 2,165
1990 2,207 23 2,184
1991 2,017 18 1,999
1992 1,787 18 1,769
1993 1,744 17 1,727
1994 1,629 16 1,613
1995 1,530 16 1,514
1996 1,619 12 1,607
1997 1,472 15 1,457
1998 1,403 6 1,397
1999 1,308 9 1,299
2000 1,256 10 1,246
2001 1,257 6 1,251
2002 1,045 7 1,038
2003 1,092 6 1,086
2004 1,093 7 1,086
2005 1,045 5 1,040
2006 1,008 0 1,008
2007 991 0 991
2008 1,053 8 1,045
2009 818 0 818
2010 747 0 747
2011 722 0 722
2012 615 0 615
2013 634 0 634
2014 653 0 653
2015 594 0 594

Fun Facts about the name Jerry

  • How many people with the first name Jerry have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 628,344 babies born with the first name Jerry in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jerry to occupy the country of Montenegro with an estimated population of 620,029 (as of April 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jerry? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 136 new born babies.
  • When was Jerry first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jerry is Wednesday, April 10th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Jerry born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jerry was in 1947 with a total of 18,787 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jerry!
  • Random Jerry Factoid: According to the 1942 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jerry ranks 21st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 261 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 1942.
  • Weird things about the name Jerry: Your name in reverse order is Yrrej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ejyrr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jerry? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,679 people with the last name Jerry.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jerry? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jerry as their last name since less than 1 person in 110k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Popularity of Jerry as a first name

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Popularity of Jerry as a last name

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Common last names for Jerry

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Common first names for Jerry

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jerry U.S.
  White 46.77% 64.26%
  African American 39.60% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.87% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 3.43% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.50% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.82% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jerry

People with the last name Jerry are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Jerry" mean? The list below shows the origins of Jerry as well as things modernly associated with the name Jerry such as celebrities named Jerry.

English

Origin and Meaning of Jerry

The name "Jerry" is of English origin, and it means "Diminutive form of names beginning with Jer or Ger". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Jer"ry
Flimsy; jerry-built.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Offensive term for a person of German descent

Diminutive of Jeremy, Jerome, Gerald, Jerrold, Gerard, and related names. Use in reference to a chamber pot probably derives from jeroboam or Jeroboam (“large bowl; very large wine bottle”).

  1. A diminutive of the male given names Jeremiah, Jeremy, Jerome, Jerrold, Gerald, Gerard or similar male given names.
    Hello, !
    Hello,
    Newman.
  2. A diminutive of the female given names Geraldine or Jerilyn.
  3. A male given name.
  4. (dated, UK) A chamber pot: a container used for urination and defecation.

A clipped form of German popularized during the First World War.

  1. (Britain, US, ethnic slur, dated) A personification of the German people generally.
  2. (Britain, US, ethnic slur, dated) A German, particularly a male German.

    Jerry was also found in the following language(s): Swedish

    Notable Persons With the Name Jerry

    Jerry Brown

    Jerry Brown is a 31st Attorney General of California, 47th Mayor of Oakland, and 24th Secretary of State of California. Jerry was born on April 7th, 1938.

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    Jerry Lewis

    Jerry Lewis is a character comedy and physical comedy comedian. Jerry was given the name Joseph Levitch on March 16th, 1926 in , United States.

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    Jerry Seinfeld

    Jerry Seinfeld is an observational comedy, political satire, and black comedy comedian. Jerry was given the name Jerome Allen Seinfeld on April 29th, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

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    Jerry Garcia

    Jerry Garcia was a psychedelic rock, blues rock, folk rock, jam band, bluegrass music, progressive rock, and jazz musician. He plays Guitar, Pedal steel guitar, Banjo, Bass guitar, Fender Stratocaster, Gibson SG, Guild Guitar Company, Gibson Les Paul, Tiger (guitar), Martin D-28, Takamine guitars, Travis Bean, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1960 to 1995. Jerry was given the name Jerome John Garcia on August 1st, 1942 in San Francisco, California, United States. He breathed his last breath on August 9th, 1995.

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    Jerry Lee Lewis

    Jerry Lee Lewis is a rock, roll, rockabilly, country music, gospel music, honky-tonk, and blues singing, pianist, musician, songwriter, and actor. He plays Lead vocalist, Piano, Guitar, and Drum kit. He was most active from 1954 to present. Jerry was born on September 29th, 1935 in Ferriday, Louisiana, United States. Jerry is also known as The Killer.

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    Jerry O'Connell

    Jerry O'Connell is an actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. He was most active from 1986 to present. Jerry was given the name Jeremiah O'Connell on February 17th, 1974 in Manhattan, New York City, U.S.

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    • Jerry Hall
      (model)
    • Jerry Rice
      (football player)
    • Jerry Lawler
      (wrestler)
    • Jerry Stiller
      (comedian)
    • Jerry Falwell
      (pastor)
    • Jerry Orbach
      (actor)
    • Jerry Springer
      (former politician)
    • Jerry West
      (basketball player)
    • Jerry Bruckheimer
      (producer)
    • Jerry Jones
      (owner/president/general manager - dallas cowboys)
    • Jerry Doyle
      (famous person)
    • Jerry Cantrell
      (musician)
    • J. B. Smoove
      (actor)
    • Jerry Van Dyke
      (actor)

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Jerry

    Sailor Jerry

    Sailor Jerry was a tattoo artist, sailor, and musician. Sailor was given the name Norman Keith Collins on January 14th, 1911 in Reno, Nevada. Sailor is also known as Norman K. Collins, Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins, NKC, Sailor Jerry, SJ, and $. He died on June 12th, 1973.

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    John Jerry

    John Jerry is a notable person. He has been prominent since 2010. John was born on June 14th, 1986 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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    Peria Jerry

    Peria Jerry is an important somebody. His career lasted from 2009 to 2013. Peria was born on August 23rd, 1984 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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    J.D. & Jerry

    J.D. & Jerry is a director, screenwriter, and film producer. They were most prominent from 1997 to present. J.D. was given the name Joseph D. Sami on July 31st, 1964 in Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Brigadier Jerry

    Brigadier Jerry is a reggae and dancehall deejay (jamaican). He was most active from 1975 to 1975. Brigadier was given the name Robert Russell on September 28th, 1957. Brigadier is also known as The General.

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    Robert Jerry

    Robert Jerry is an influential somebody. Robert was born in 1953. Robert is also known as Jerry, Robert H., and II.

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    What does the name Jerry mean?

    Jis for jubilant, the upbeat you!

    Eis for empathy, and your consideration for the feelings of others

    Ris for respect, earned through your actions

    Ris for righteous, you know when you're right.

    Yis for youthful, your eternal look.

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