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What does Hieronymus mean?

Hieronymus Pronunciation of Hieronymus [hi-erony-mus] as a boys' name has its root in Greek, and the meaning of Hieronymus is "sacred name". Hieronymus is a variant form of Geronimo (Italian, Greek): variation of Jerome. Hieronymus is also a derivative of Hieronymos (Greek).

Associated with: greek.


Hieronymus has 5 variants: Herinomos, Heronimo, Hieronimo, Hieronimos and Hieronimus.

2 more different relations via Geronimo, Hieronymos, Jerome: Hieronim and Jeronimus.

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Middle name pairings:
Hieronymus Hansel (H.H.), ..

How popular is Hieronymus?

Hieronymus is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#36189 out of 150436, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Geronimo and Jerome (#838 from current records) are the popular varying forms of Hieronymus (unlisted). Other forms, like Hieronimus, are uncommon. These relations of Hieronymus were popular during the years 1930-1939 (average #1051) and have become significantly less common since, with the version Jerome becoming less stylish. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Cronus, Dionysius, Dionysus, Gerontius, Hermes, Hermus, Hieremias, Hierome, Hippolytus, Hirom, Leondaus, Nicodemus and Nikodemus. Like Hieronymus, these names are not commonly used.

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