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Gender: Male Meaning of Hieronymous: "sacred name" Origin of Hieronymous: Greek

The name Hieronymous is a boy's name of German, Dutch origin meaning "sacred name". Hieronymous and is often added to lists like Literary Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

A name used in Germany and Holland as a form of Jerome, it's the unlikely moniker of fictional detective Hieronymous "Harry" Bosch.

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Famous People Named Hieronymous

Hieronymous Bosch, 16th century Dutch painter

Pop Culture References for the name Hieronymous

Hieronymus 'Harry' Bosch, detective from Michael Connelly's 'The Black Echo'


letmein Says:


Damn that's a long name. There's no way in hell I'm using that name.

CisternSister Says:


Please update this to put Hieronymus Bosch, the painter from the Netherlands in the 1400s, above the fictitious TV detective who is named after him.

Steffer Says:


The detective, and the painter he's named after, spell their name Hieronymus.