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Jerome has a bespectacled, serious, studious image, just like its namesake saint, who was a brilliant scholar. St. Jerome is the patron saint of students, librarians and archeologists.
Musical namesakes include Jerome Kern and Jerome Robbins, and Jerome is also the birthname of J.D Salinger, Jerry Garcia and Jerry Seinfeld, as well as one of the Three Stooges.
The Latin form is Hieronymus, as in the painter Bosch.
Famous People Named Jerome
Jérôme-Napoléon Bonaparte, King of Westphalia, brother of Napoleon I
Jerome Klapka Jerome, English humorist
Jerome David Kern, American theater composer
Jerome Robbins (born Rabinowitz), American theater producer/choreographer
Jerome David "J.D." Salinger, American novelist
Jerome "Jerry" Seinfeld, American actor/comedian
Jerome Hines, American operatic bass
Jerome Richardson, American jazz musician
Jerome Leonard Boger, American NFL referee
Jerome Isaac Jones aka Young Rome, American singer/rapper
Stayve Jerome Thomas aka Slim Thug, American rapper
Jerome Caminada, British Victorian detective, possible inspiration for Sherlock Holmes
Jerome Patrick Flynn, English actor and singer
Jérôme Golmard, French tennis player
Jérôme "Geronimo" Le Banner, French kickboxer
Jerome Fontamillas, musician
Jerome Amandi, alias Talisco, French musician