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What does Jerome mean?

Jerome Pronunciation of Jerome [jerome] as a boys' name is pronounced jer-OME. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Jerome is "sacred name". From Hieronymos. Saint Jerome (fourth century) was a scholar who prepared the Latin Vulgate, the standard accepted text of the Bible in the common language of the time. He is often portrayed with a lion, from the legend that he removed a thorn from the lion's pad and won the beast's lifelong loyalty. Jeroen is the Dutch form: Jerôme is French. Songwriter Jerome Kern; choreographer Jerome Robbins; football player Jerome Bettis.

Associated with: greek, saint, scholar (philosopher), bible, lion, legend (mythology), thorn (tree).

Variations

Jerome has 20 variants: Gerome, Geronimo, Gerrie, Gerry, Hierome, Hieronim, Hieronimo, Hieronimos, Hieronimus, Hieronymos, Hieronymus, Jairo, Jairome, Jeroen, Jeromo, Jeronimo, Jerrome, Jerron, Jerrone and Jerry.

Related boy name: Chairo.

Creative forms:
(male) Jerose, Jorome, ..

(female) Jeroie, Jeromi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jerome Dominique (J.D.), ..

How popular is Jerome?

Jerome is a very popular first name for males (#166 out of 1220, Top 14%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#3987 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Jerome reached its highest rank of #102 in the U.S. in the 1930s, and is at #838 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Jerome (#838 the previous year) are Jerry (#491 the previous year), Jairo (#879), Geronimo, Jerron, Jeronimo, Gerry and Gerome. Adoption of these relations of Jerome was widespread in the 1940s (average #1290) and is now much reduced (#1526, down 95.5%), with forms such as Jerome falling out of fashion.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeronimo, Jerron, Jerry in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jerome is pronounced similarly to Jereme, Joram and Jorim. Other recommended names are Jaron, Jaronn, Jerae, Jeramee (see Jeremy), Jeramey, Jeramie, Jeramy, Jeran, Jere, Jeremia, Jeremie, Jeremy, Jeren, Jerod, Jerold, Jeroll, Jeromy, Jeron, Jerone, Jerre, Jerren, Jerrie, Jerrin, Joron, Lerone and Merom. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jerome.

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