Geronimo

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Geronimo

"Geronimo" is a name of Italian origin, and it means "Holy Name". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. Apache chieftain who raided the white settlers in the Southwest as resistance to being confined to a reservation (1829-1909)
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  1. An Apache leader

Geronimo was also found in the following language(s): Italian

Notable Persons Named Geronimo

Gerónimo Rulli is a soccer player for the Real Sociedad, Deportivo Maldonado, and Estudiantes de La Plata. Gerónimo was born on May 20th, 1992 in La Plata, Argentina. Gerónimo is also known as Rulli and Jerónimo.

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Geronimo Ji Jaga aka: Geronimo Ji Jaga Pratt Born: Elmer Pratt was a deputy minister of defense of the southern california chapter of the black panther party, black panther party, and deputy minister of defense of the southern california chapter of theblack panther party. Geronimo was born on September 13th, 1947 in Morgan City, Louisiana. Geronimo is also known as Geronimo ji-Jaga Pratt and Elmer Pratt. He died on June 2nd, 2011.

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Geronimo was born in 1853. He died on February 19th, 1923.

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Gerónimo Barbadillo is a soccer player for the Sport Boys, Defensor Lima, Tigres UANL, U.S. Avellino 1912, Udinese Calcio, and Peru national football team. Gerónimo was born on September 29th, 1954 in Lima.

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Gerónimo Gil is a baseball player for the Sultanes de Monterrey. Gerónimo was born on August 7th, 1975 in Oaxaca.

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He was most prominent from 1844 to 1900. Geronimo was born in 1814 in San Demetrio Corone, Italy. He died in 1903.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Geronimo

Sarah Geronimo is a musician. She plays Vocals. She was most active from 2002 to present. Sarah was given the name Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo on July 25th, 1988.

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Maria was born in 1871 in Brazil. She passed away on June 15th, 2000.

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Don Geronimo is a radio host. Don was given the name Michael L. Sorce on September 18th, 1958.

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Mic Geronimo is a hip hop music musician. He was most active from 1993 to present. Mic was born on September 14th, 1973.

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César Gerónimo is a baseball player. César was born on March 11th, 1948 in El Seibo Province.

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Saint Francis de Geronimo was a saint. Saint was born on December 17th, 1642 in Grottaglie, Apulia, Italy. He breathed his last breath on May 11th, 1716.

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How popular is the baby name Geronimo in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1906 5 0 5
1907 7 0 7
1911 6 0 6
1912 8 0 8
1913 15 0 15
1914 9 0 9
1915 10 0 10
1916 6 0 6
1917 6 0 6
1919 19 0 19
1920 10 0 10
1921 15 0 15
1922 18 0 18
1923 22 0 22
1924 23 0 23
1925 22 0 22
1926 18 0 18
1927 18 0 18
1928 26 0 26
1929 22 0 22
1930 13 0 13
1931 14 0 14
1932 20 0 20
1933 6 0 6
1934 10 0 10
1935 10 0 10
1936 17 0 17
1937 14 0 14
1938 14 0 14
1939 11 0 11
1940 9 0 9
1941 16 0 16
1942 10 0 10
1943 14 0 14
1944 23 0 23
1945 15 0 15
1946 11 0 11
1947 20 0 20
1948 23 0 23
1949 18 0 18
1950 22 0 22
1951 19 0 19
1952 21 0 21
1953 26 0 26
1954 20 0 20
1955 16 0 16
1956 21 0 21
1957 18 0 18
1958 21 0 21
1959 25 0 25
1960 26 0 26
1961 29 0 29
1962 25 0 25
1963 16 0 16
1964 17 0 17
1965 21 0 21
1966 18 0 18
1967 16 0 16
1968 26 0 26
1969 25 0 25
1970 27 0 27
1971 33 0 33
1972 31 0 31
1973 31 0 31
1974 33 0 33
1975 36 0 36
1976 36 0 36
1977 41 0 41
1978 34 0 34
1979 40 0 40
1980 37 0 37
1981 41 0 41
1982 44 0 44
1983 25 0 25
1984 29 0 29
1985 28 0 28
1986 27 0 27
1987 29 0 29
1988 29 0 29
1989 22 0 22
1990 34 0 34
1991 36 0 36
1992 33 0 33
1993 18 0 18
1994 37 0 37
1995 44 0 44
1996 38 0 38
1997 42 0 42
1998 44 0 44
1999 40 0 40
2000 44 0 44
2001 47 0 47
2002 41 0 41
2003 34 0 34
2004 34 0 34
2005 53 0 53
2006 42 0 42
2007 44 0 44
2008 44 0 44
2009 55 0 55
2010 28 0 28
2011 39 0 39
2012 54 0 54
2013 39 0 39
2014 32 0 32
2015 46 0 46
2016 47 0 47

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Popularity of Geronimo as a first name

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Popularity of Geronimo as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Geronimo U.S.
  White 7.46% 64.26%
  African American 0.87% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 31.34% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.66% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.42% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 57.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Geronimo

People with the last name Geronimo are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Geronimo

  • How Popular is the name Geronimo? Geronimo is the 5,442nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Geronimo was the 9,449th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Geronimo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,743 babies born with the first name Geronimo in the United States. That's more than enough people named Geronimo to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Geronimo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1906 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Geronimo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Geronimo is Friday, June 21st, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Geronimo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Geronimo was in 2009 with a total of 55 babies.
  • Random Geronimo Factoid: According to the 1981 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Geronimo is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 12 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1981.
  • Weird things about the name Geronimo: Your name in reverse order is Ominoreg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Groionme. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Geronimo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,443 people with the last name Geronimo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Geronimo? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Geronimo as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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