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Gender: M Meaning of Jerome: "sacred name" Origin of Jerome: Greek Jerome's Popularity in 2012: #706

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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.

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Famous People Named Jerome

Jerome Bettis (born 1972), American football player
Jerome Bonaparte (1784-1860), Napoleon's youngest brother
Jerome K. Jerome, humorist
Jerome Kern (1885-1945), American composer of musical comedies
Jerome Robbins (1918-1998), American theater producer
Jerome David "J.D." Salinger (1919-2010), US author of Catcher in the Rye
Jerome "Jerry" Seinfeld (b. 1954), American comic/actor
Jerome Hines, American operatic bass who performed at the Metropolitan Opera 1946-87
Jerome Isaac Jones, American R&B/rapper
Stayve Jerome Thomas, American rapper
Jerome Caminada, a leading Victorian detective, possible inspiration for Sherlock Holmes
Jerome Flynn, British actor and singer, currently seen in Game of Thrones as Bronn

Pop Culture References for the Name Jerome

In the Japanese anime Ginga Densetsu Weed there is a repeating German Shepherd character named Jerome.
Jerome Clarke in Nickelodeon's House of Anubis

Gerrie, Gerry, Hierome, Hieronun, Jairo, Jairome, Jere, Jerom, Jeromo, Jeromy, Jeron, Jerrome, Jerromy, Jerron, Jerrone, Jerry

Jerome's International Variations

Jeroen (Dutch) Jeremie, Jérôme, Jereme (French) Hieronymous (German) Iarom (Irish) Geronimo, Gerome, Girolamo (Italian) Jerónimo (Spanish)