The name Gerry ranked 649th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name appears on the 1990 U.S. Census lists, it is used by only a small percentage of the general population.
It is derived from a number of names beginning with ''Jer-'' -- most notably, Jerome and Jeremiah. By coincidence, the first element of both these names means ''Exalted'' or ''Holy,'' though Jerome is derived from Greek and Jeremiah from Hebrew.
Another source is Gerald; that name's Germanic-derived first element means ''Spear.''
Arts and Music
Wrote ''''Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow'''' and ''''The Loco-Motion'''' (see list of Songwriters)