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Girl Name: Germaine

Name: Germaine
Pronunciation: \ge-rmai-ne, ger-maine\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Germaine's also a boy name)
Meaning: brother
Origin: Modern
Related Names: Charmaine
Sounds Like: Carmaine, Carmine
Variant forms: Germain, Germana, Germane, Germayn, Germayne, Jarmaine, Jermain, Jermane, Jermayn, Jermayne
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1005
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 23807


Germaine \ge-rmai-ne, ger-maine\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Germaine), is pronounced jer-MAYNE. It is of Latin and French origin. Feminine form of Germain, from a Roman name meaning "brother". May also mean "from Germany". Saint Germaine (16th century) was a French shepherdess. Modern use may be homage to famous author and feminist Germaine Greer.

Germaine has 10 variant forms: Germain, Germana, Germane, Germayn, Germayne, Jarmaine, Jermain, Jermane, Jermayn and Jermayne.

For more information, see also the related name Charmaine.

Baby names that sound like Germaine are Carmaine and Carmine.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Germaine.


Germaine is a very popular first name for women (#1005 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#23807 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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