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Gender: Male Meaning of Jerome: "sacred name" Origin of Jerome: Greek Jerome's Popularity in 2017: #857

The name Jerome is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "sacred name". Jerome is ranked #857 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like January Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Three Strikes, You're Out -- Boys".

From the experts:

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

Saint Jerome, Dalmatian presbyter, theologian, confessor and historian
Jérôme-Napoléon Bonaparte, King of Westphalia, brother of Napoleon I
Jerome Klapka Jerome, English humorist
Jerome David Kern, American composer and songwriter
Jerome Robbins, American choreographer and producer
Jerome David "J.D." Salinger, American novelist
Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld, American actor/comedian
Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia, American lead singer of The Grateful Dead
Jerome Leon "Jerry" Bruckheimer, American film producer
Jerome Coopersmith, American playwright
Jerome Seymour Bruner, American psychologist
Jerome Abram Bettis, American NFL football player
Jerome Hines, American operatic bass
Jerome Richardson, American jazz musician
Jerome Leonard Boger, American NFL referee
Jerome Isaac Jones aka Young Rome, American singer/rapper
Stayve Jerome Thomas aka Slim Thug, American rapper
Jerome Caminada, British Victorian detective, possible inspiration for Sherlock Holmes
Jerome Patrick Flynn, English actor and singer
Jérôme Boateng, German football player
Jérôme Golmard, French tennis player
Jérôme "Geronimo" Le Banner, French kickboxer
Jerome Earl Fontamillas, American musician of bands Mortal and Fold Zandura
Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla, Canadian ice hockey player
Jerome Robert Aceti aka JeromeASF, American YouTuber

Pop Culture References for the name Jerome

Jerome, German shepherd character in anime "Ginga Densetsu Weed"
Jerome Clarke, character on TV's "House of Anubis"
Jerome Morris, Shia LaBeouf's character in movie "Nymphomaniac"
Jerome Squalor, character in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Jerome Morrow, character in the movie "Gattaca."
Jerome E. "Jerry" Renault, protagonist of Robert Cormier's "The Chocolate War" and the 1988 film of the same name

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

yvonne_virginia Says:



alexandramae Says:


Jer as in German, Ome as in Rome.

yvonne_virginia Says:


Is this pronounced Jair-ome or like Jeremy?