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Jere is a charming traditional name for boys. Short and succinct, this name is an effortless tribute to Finnish culture that also resonates throughout the rest of the world. Jere is the name of a main character in the Tree of Life animated series, and Jere Harash is a character in the internationally famous Diablo series. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Jere:

Finnish, Hebrew: God will raise, God will exalt, appointed by God
Croatian, Greek: Sacred name
English, German: Spear ruler

Origin of the name Jere:

Jere is a given name with several possible origins. The most common origin is that Jere is the Finnish diminutive of Jeremiah. This name derives from the Hebrew phrase Yirmiyahu (meaning “God will exalt”). Although Jere began as a nickname, it is now primarily a given name in Finland. Another etymology is that Jere is the Croatian diminutive of Jerome. This name derives from the Greek phrase Ἱερώνυμος (meaning “sacred name”). Finally, Jere is also an English short form of Jerald (meaning “spear ruler”).

Symbolism of the name Jere:

Jere is a first name most often used as a diminutive of Jeremiah. In the Hebrew Bible, the symbol of the prophet Jeremiah was the potter's wheel (Jeremiah 18:6).

Baby name Jere

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Gender of the name Jere:

Jere is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Jere:


Number of syllables in the name Jere:


Emotion evoked from the name Jere:

The name Jere evokes feelings of excellence and high esteem.

Alternative spellings for the name Jere:

  • Jerre
  • Jerae
  • Jair 
  • Gere

Nicknames for the name Jere:

  • Jer
  • Jay
  • Rae 
  • Rey
  • ReRe

Popularity of the name Jere:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Jere was the 951st most popular baby name for boys in 1967.

Related names for the name Jere:

Great middle names for Jere and their meanings:

  • Alan (handsome, noble, little rock)
  • Benjamin (son of my right hand)
  • Brock (badger)
  • Chadwick (battle leader, warrior town)
  • Chandler (candle seller)
  • Erasmus (beloved)
  • Henri (king, home ruler, estate lord)
  • Igor (hero, warrior, archer)
  • Logan (little hollow)
  • Leonardo (brave lion)
  • Michael (who is like God)
  • Timothy (honoring God)
  • Reuben (behold a son)
  • Wentworth (winter settlement)

Famous people with the name Jere:

  • Jere Abbott (art historian)
  • Jere Locke Beasley (politician)
  • Jere Edward Brophy (educational psychologist)
  • Jere Alan Gillis (ice hockey player)
  • Jere Logan Hargrove (politician)
  • Jere Kalervo Lehtinen (ice hockey player)
  • Jere Henry Lipps (paleontologist)
  • Jere Wade Morehead (legal scholar)
  • Jere Brian Ratcliffe (professional scouter)
  • Jere Wood (politician)

Jere in popular culture:

  • Jere (character in the Tree of Life animated series)
  • Jere Harash (character in the Diablo series)
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