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What does Hieronimus mean?

Hieronimus Pronunciation of Hieronimus [hi-eron-imus] 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.

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

1 more different relation via Jerome: Hieronim.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Hieronimus Jakobi (H.J.), ..

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. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only prominent variation form of Hieronimus (unlisted) listed in the Top 2000 is Jerome (#838 the previous year). Other variants, like Hieronimos, are seldom used. Adoption of this relation of Hieronimus reached its peak 9 decades ago (#102) and is now significantly lower, with Jerome becoming less fashionable. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jerome in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Hieronimus is pronounced similarly to Heronimo. Other suggested similar names are Ambrosius, Americus, Amerikus, Antonius, Artimus, Cronus, Decimus, Derrius, Dionysus, Germanicus, Geronimo, Gerontius, Giorgius (see George), Gregorius, Herinomos (see Geronimo), Hermes, Hermus, Hieremias, Hierome, Hilarius, Hippolitos, Hippolytus, Hirom, Honorius (see Honore), Horatius, Jeronimo, Jeronimus, Leondaus, Nicodemus, Nikodemus, Septimus, Seraphimus, Sergius, Sirius, Terrious, Terrius, Virginius and Zenobius. Like Hieronimus, these names are not commonly used.

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