Jerry (given name)

Jerry (given name)
Gender Unisex
Region of origin English
Other names
Related names Gerry, Gerrie, Jery, Jerrie, Jeri, Jeremy, Jeremiah

Jerry is a given name, used for both sexes. It is of Old English origin, and sometimes can be spelled Gerry, Gerrie, Jery, Jerrie, or Jeri. It is a diminutive form of Gerald, Geraldine, Jeremy, Jeremiah or Jerome.


List of people with the given name Jerry



  • Jerry Kiernan (born 1953), Irish long-distance runner
  • Jerry Lawler (born 1949), American musician, professional wrestler and commentator
  • Jerry Rice (born 1962), a former American football wide receiver
  • Jerry Stackhouse (born 1974), American basketball player
  • Jerry West (born 1938), American basketball player


  • Jerry Brown, California governor
  • Jerry Mateparae (born 1954), New Zealand Governor-General Designate and former Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force
  • Jerry Weyer (born 1986), Luxembourgian politician


Fictional characters

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