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Gender: Male Origin of Geronimo: Native American; Italian variation of Jerome Meaning of Jerome: Greek, "sacred name"

The name Geronimo is a boy's name of Italian, Native American origin. Geronimo and is often added to lists like Rocker and Rapper Kids' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

This name of a renowned Apache leader and mystic would be a difficult choice, since it was used as a rallying cry in so many old westerns and by paratroopers jumping out of their planes in World War II.

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Famous People Named Geronimo

Geronimo, Native American Apache leader
Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt, American civil rights leader
Geronimo "Gerry" Peñalosa, Filipino boxer
Jérôme Philippe "Geronimo" Le Banner, French kickboxer

Pop Culture References for the name Geronimo

Geronimo Stilton, children's book character about the title mouse
Mescalero-Chiricahua: "the one who yawns"
"Geronimo", song by Sheppard
Catchphrase of the eleventh incarnation of The Doctor, played by Matt Smith, on BBC's television show Doctor Who


indiefendi2 Says:


I have a co-worker named Geronimo. He takes pride in his name's history :)

mill1020 Says:


There's actually a Geronimo in my daughter's class. Goes by Nimo (pronounced the same way as Disney's Nemo) for short. My daughter says he doesn't get teased.