German variation of Jerome
"sacred name"

Hieronymus Origin and Meaning

The name Hieronymus is a boy's name of German origin meaning "sacred name".

This cognate of Jerome (of all things), familiar via the Dutch painter of fantastical scenes, H. Bosch, would appeal only to the most audacious, intrepid, attention-seeking baby namer. It is, however, still used in Germany, especially in Catholic Bavaria and in the north German Rhineland.

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Famous People Named Hieronymus

  • Hieronymus BoschDutch painter
  • Hieronymus Fabriciuspioneering anatomist and surgeon
  • Hieronymus CockFlemish print publisher
  • Hieronymus von ColloredoPrince,Bishop of Gurk and Salzburg

Hieronymus in Pop Culture

  • Hieronymus "Harry" Boschcharacter in detective novels by Michael Connelly
  • Coran Hieronymus Wimbleton Smythecharacter in the Netflix animated series "Voltron: Legendary Defender"
  • Another form is Hironymous