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What does Geronimo mean?

Geronimo Pronunciation of Geronimo as a boys' name is pronounced hare-ROH-nee-moh, jer-RAH-nah-moh. It is of Italian and Greek origin, and the meaning of Geronimo is "sacred name". Variant of Jerome, a saint's name. The Native American Geronimo (19th century) was one of the last of the renowned Apache warrior chiefs.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, saint, 19th century, renowned (famous), warrior, chiefs (leader)


VARIANTS Heronimo, Herinomos, Hieronimo, Hieronymus, Jeronimo, Jeronimus

RELATIONS VIA JEROME Gerome, Hieronim, Hieronimos, Jeromo



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How popular is Geronimo?

Geronimo is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#12558 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Geronimo was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its apex position of #1535 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not in the list at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Geronimo name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Geronimo outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Geronimo are Jerome (#870 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Gerome and Jeronimo. Usage of these forms of Geronimo was at its highest in the 1930s (ADOPTION OF 0.2%) and has become much lower since, with the version Jerome going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Geronimo, Gerome, Jerome, Jeronimo in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Geronimo and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Cosimo, Garnier, Garon, Gearoid, Gedalio (see Gedaliah), Gefania (see Gefen), Gefaniah, Genio, Gennaro, Geno, Gentilo (see Gentile), Georgio, Geraint, Geraldo, Gerant, Gerardo, Gerasim, Geremia, Gerik, Gerlaich (see Gerlach), Germain, Germaine, Germano, Germin, Gerold, Gerolld (see Gerald), Gerollt (see Gerald), Gerolt, Geron, Gerontius, Gerri, Gerrie, Gerrild (see Gerald), Gerrit, Gerritt, Gerrity, Gersham, Gershom, Gerson, Gervais, Gervaise, Gervasio, Gervaso (see Gervase), Giannino, Goronwy, Gregorio, Gronwy, Marimo and Primo. These names tend to be more commonly used than Geronimo.

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