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Boy Name: Germain

Name: Germain
Pronunciation: \ge(r)-main\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Germain's also a girl name)
Meaning: brotherly; from Germany
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Garman, Garmin, Garmann, Gorman, Jerman, Jermin
Variant forms: Germaine, German, Germane, Germanicus, Germano, Germanus, Germayn, Germayne, Germin, Jermain, Jermaine, Jermane, Jernayn, Jermayne
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 5196

Description

Germain \ge(r)-main\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Germain), is pronounced jer-MAYN. It is of Latin and French origin, and the meaning of Germain is "brotherly; from Germany". From Germanus (Latin), the name of seven saints. The saints were named for their national origin, the most famous of whom gave his name to a church in Paris, Saint Germain-des-Pr? Singer Jermaine Jackson.

Germain has 14 variant forms: Germaine, German, Germane, Germanicus, Germano, Germanus, Germayn, Germayne, Germin, Jermain, Jermaine, Jermane, Jernayn and Jermayne.

Baby names that sound like Germain are Garman, Garmin, Garmann, Gorman, Jerman and Jermin.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Germain.

Popularity

Germain is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#5196 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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