What does Hieronimus mean?
Hieronimus /hi-eron-imus/ [4 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Greek derivation, and the name Hieronimus means "sacred name". Hieronimus is a variant form of Jerome (Greek): from Hieronymos. Compare surname Hironimus.
How popular is Hieronimus?
Hieronimus is an uncommon first name for men but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#83301 out of 150436, Top 55%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Hieronimus and related names. Prominent variation forms of Hieronimus (unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Gerry, Jairo (#865 the previous year), Jerome (#807) and Jerry (#451). Variants like Hieronymus are seldom used. Usage of these boy names reached its peak during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.6188%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.2193%, ▼64.6%), with the versions Gerry, Jairo, Jerome and Jerry becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)