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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 transcription of Jerome (Greek): from Hieronymos. Compare surname Hironimus.


Hieronimus has 4 variants: Hieronimo, Hieronimos, Hieronymos and Hieronymus.

Hieronimus has 15 more different forms via Jerome: Gerome, Geronimo, Gerrie, Gerry, Hierome, Hieronim, Jairo, Jairome, Jeroen, Jeromo, Jeronimo, Jerrome, Jerron, Jerrone and Jerry.

Kreatif forms: Haronimus, Heyronimus, Hipronimus. [more]

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%, down 64.6%), with the versions Gerry, Jairo, Jerome and Jerry becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gerry, Jairo, Jerome, Jerry in U.S.

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