Gender: Male Meaning of Jerome: "sacred name" Origin of Jerome: Greek Jerome's Popularity in 2019: #913

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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Rank in US: #913

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Pop Culture References for the name Jerome

Jairo, Jerry, Jerromy, Jerrone, Hierome, Jere, Jairome, Jerron, Jeromy, Hieronun, Gerry, Jeromo, Jeron, Jerrome, Gerrie, Jerom

Jerome's International Variations

Jeremie, Jérôme, Jereme (French) Iarom (Irish) Geronimo, Gerome, Girolamo (Italian) Hieronymous (German) Jeroen (Dutch) Jerónimo (Spanish)


Ruanne Says:


This is a serious, classic, easy to spell, recognizable name, with a great meaning. It has a lot going for it!

xaliciax Says:


I think it sounds very handsome, and is perfect for a middle name.

Nozomi Says:


I actually kind of like this :)

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alexandramae Says:


Jer as in German, Ome as in Rome.

yvonne_virginia Says:


Is this pronounced Jair-ome or like Jeremy?