Jerry (given name)

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Pronunciation /ˈɛri/ JERR-ee
Gender Unisex
Region of origin English
Other names
Related names Gerry, Gerrie, Jery, Jere, 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, Geri, Jery, Jere, Jerrie, or Jeri. It is a diminutive form of Gerald, Gerard, Geraldine, Jeremy, Jeremiah or Jerome.

List of people with the given name Jerry[edit]


  • Jerry Birn (1923–2009), American television writer
  • Jerry Bruckheimer (born 1943), American film and television producer
  • Jerry Cantrell (born 1966), American guitarist and vocalist for grunge band, Alice in Chains
  • Jerry Clower (1926–1998), American country comedian
  • Jerry Garcia (1942–1995), American guitarist and vocalist for the American rock band, The Grateful Dead
  • Jerry Goldsmith (1929–2004), American composer and conductor
  • Jerry Hall (born 1956), American model and actress
  • Jerry Lee Lewis (born 1935), American singer, songwriter and pianist
  • Jerry Lewis (born 1926), American comedian, actor, film producer, writer, film director, singer and humanitarian
  • Jerry Martin (composer), American jazz and New Age composer and video game creator
  • Jerry O'Connell (born 1974), American actor
  • Jerry Orbach (1935–2004), American actor
  • Jerry Reed (1937–2008), American guitarist and country singer
  • Jerry Seinfeld (born 1954), American comedian, actor and writer
  • Jerry Springer (born 1944), American TV personality and former mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jerry Van Dyke (born 1931), American actor and comedian
  • Jerry Weintraub (born 1937), American film and television producer
  • Jerry Yan (born 1977), Taiwanese actor




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