What does Jerome mean?
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.
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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.