More info about the name "Jerry"
Jerry is a diminutive of Gerald, or Geraldine. Geraldine originates in Germanic languages and means "ruler with spear". It is a feminine form of Gerald. The famous bearer of this name is Geraldine Chaplin, English-American actress and the daughter of Charlie Chaplin. It is also the name of several places in the United States. As a feminine given name its usage has declined lately.