"sacred name"

Jerome Origin and Meaning

The name Jerome is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "sacred name".

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 archaeologists.

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 David "J.D." SalingerAmerican novelist
  • Saint JeromeDalmatian presbyter, theologian, confessor and historian
  • JérômeNapoléon Bonaparte, King of Westphalia, brother of Napoleon I
  • Jerome Klapka JeromeEnglish humorist
  • Jerome David KernAmerican composer and songwriter
  • Jerome RobbinsAmerican choreographer and producer
  • Jerome Allen "Jerry" SeinfeldAmerican actor/comedian
  • Jerome John "Jerry" GarciaAmerican lead singer of The Grateful Dead
  • Jerome Silberman AKA Gene WilderAmerican actor/comedian
  • Jerome Leon "Jerry" BruckheimerAmerican film producer
  • Jerome CoopersmithAmerican playwright
  • Jerome Seymour BrunerAmerican psychologist
  • Jerome Abram BettisAmerican NFL football player
  • Jerome HinesAmerican operatic bass
  • Jerome RichardsonAmerican jazz musician
  • Jerome Leonard BogerAmerican NFL referee
  • Jerome Isaac Jones aka Young RomeAmerican singer/rapper
  • Stayve Jerome Thomas aka Slim ThugAmerican rapper
  • Jerome CaminadaBritish Victorian detective, possible inspiration for Sherlock Holmes
  • Jerome Patrick FlynnEnglish actor and singer
  • Jérôme BoatengGerman football player
  • Jérôme GolmardFrench tennis player
  • Jérôme "Geronimo" Le BannerFrench kickboxer
  • Jerome Earl FontamillasAmerican musician of bands Mortal and Fold Zandura
  • Jarome ArthurLeigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jerome Robert Aceti aka JeromeASFAmerican YouTuber

Jerome in Pop Culture

  • JeromeGerman shepherd character in anime "Ginga Densetsu Weed"
  • Jerome Clarkecharacter on TV's "House of Anubis"
  • Jerome MorrisShia LaBeouf's character in movie "Nymphomaniac"
  • Jerome Squalorcharacter in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Jerome Morrowcharacter in the movie "Gattaca."
  • Jerome E. "Jerry" Renaultprotagonist of Robert Cormier's "The Chocolate War" and the 1988 film of the same name

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