Gender: Male Pronunciation: heer-ON-ee-mos Meaning of Hieronymus: "sacred name" Origin of Hieronymus: German variation of Jerome

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

Pop Culture References for the name Hieronymus

Jerome, Hyram, Hi, Hiram

Hieronymus's International Variations

Hieronymos (Greek) Heronim, Hieronimos (Polish) Geronimo (Native American)


irishdancer428 Says:


I think this name is cool.

cricketbell Says:


That's a really rude comment, y'know? There are people out there that has this name and it shouldn't be anonymous or under appreciated than others names.

autumnreverie Says:


Hieronymous should remain anonymous.

Zelliew Says:


This name is a bit over the top

flora_kate Says:


The spelling is unwieldy, but the actual name itself isn't bad.

mabespark Says:


My gosh.