Jerome

First Name
160k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jerome

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate); a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-420)
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From the Old French vernacular form of the saint's name Hieronymus, from Ancient Greek Ἱερώνυμος.

  1. A male given name.
  2. A patronymic surname​.
  3. A town in Arizona.
  4. A city in Arkansas.
  5. A city in Idaho.
  6. A village in Illinois.
  7. A census-designated place in Pennsylvania.

Notable Persons Named Jerome

Gene Wilder is an actor, director, writer, and author. He was most active from 1961 to present. Gene was given the name Jerome Silberman on June 11th, 1933 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.

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Jerry Seinfeld is an observational comedy, political satire, and black comedy comedian. Jerry was given the name Jerome Allen Seinfeld on April 29th, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

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Jerry Garcia was a psychedelic rock, blues rock, folk rock, jam band, bluegrass music, progressive rock, and jazz musician. He plays Guitar, Pedal steel guitar, Banjo, Bass guitar, Fender Stratocaster, Gibson SG, Guild Guitar Company, Gibson Les Paul, Tiger (guitar), Martin D-28, Takamine guitars, Travis Bean, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1960 to 1995. Jerry was given the name Jerome John Garcia on August 1st, 1942 in San Francisco, California, United States. He breathed his last breath on August 9th, 1995.

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Jerome Flynn is an actor and singer. He has had major accomplishments since 1985. Jerome was born on March 16th, 1963 in Bromley, London, England.

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J. D. Salinger was a short story and novelist. His career lasted from 1940 to 1965. J. was given the name Jerome David Salinger on January 1st, 1919 in New York City. He passed away on January 27th, 2010.

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Curly Howard was an actor and comedian. He was most active from 1918 to 1947. Curly was given the name Jerome Lester Horwitz on October 22nd, 1903 in New York, U.S. Curly is also known as Jerry Howard. He breathed his last breath on January 18th, 1952.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jerome

St. Jerome was a saint. He holds the title Hermit, Priest, and Doctor of the Church. St. was born in 347 in Stridon. He passed away in 420.

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Jerome Klapka Jerome was a writer. Jerome was born on May 2nd, 1859 in Caldmore, Walsall, Staffordshire, England. He breathed his last breath on June 14th, 1927.

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Cameron Jerome is a soccer player for the Norwich City F.C., Huddersfield Town A.F.C., Grimsby Town F.C., Sheffield Wednesday F.C., Middlesbrough F.C., Cardiff City F.C., Birmingham City F.C., Stoke City F.C., Crystal Palace F.C., and England national under-21 football team. Cameron was born on August 14th, 1986 in Huddersfield, England.

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Leonard was given the name Leonard Walter Jerome on November 3rd, 1817 in Pompey, New York. He died on March 3rd, 1891.

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Prince was born as the child of Louis, Prince Napoléon, Alix, and Princess Napoléon on January 14th, 1957 in Boulogne-Billancourt.

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Harry Jerome was an athlete. Harry was born on September 30th, 1940. He died on December 7th, 1982.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 52 0 52
1881 38 0 38
1882 43 0 43
1883 36 0 36
1884 37 0 37
1885 53 0 53
1886 50 0 50
1887 34 0 34
1888 35 0 35
1889 48 0 48
1890 64 0 64
1891 41 0 41
1892 45 0 45
1893 50 0 50
1894 43 0 43
1895 58 0 58
1896 76 0 76
1897 60 0 60
1898 50 0 50
1899 64 0 64
1900 85 0 85
1901 68 0 68
1902 68 0 68
1903 93 0 93
1904 102 0 102
1905 87 0 87
1906 102 0 102
1907 99 0 99
1908 127 0 127
1909 141 0 141
1910 196 0 196
1911 212 0 212
1912 493 7 486
1913 560 6 554
1914 745 8 737
1915 916 9 907
1916 992 7 985
1917 1,086 13 1,073
1918 1,155 9 1,146
1919 1,124 15 1,109
1920 1,297 12 1,285
1921 1,416 8 1,408
1922 1,434 11 1,423
1923 1,500 13 1,487
1924 1,594 19 1,575
1925 1,574 11 1,563
1926 1,629 15 1,614
1927 1,702 16 1,686
1928 1,762 12 1,750
1929 1,677 14 1,663
1930 1,782 13 1,769
1931 1,760 11 1,749
1932 1,679 11 1,668
1933 1,710 17 1,693
1934 1,783 10 1,773
1935 2,021 12 2,009 #96 boy name
1936 1,975 9 1,966 #98 boy name
1937 1,992 14 1,978 #100 boy name
1938 2,218 9 2,209 #93 boy name
1939 2,159 7 2,152 #93 boy name
1940 2,188 11 2,177 #95 boy name
1941 2,163 8 2,155
1942 2,354 15 2,339
1943 2,319 12 2,307
1944 1,963 9 1,954
1945 1,847 7 1,840
1946 2,298 12 2,286
1947 2,702 11 2,691
1948 2,606 18 2,588
1949 2,778 7 2,771
1950 2,832 7 2,825
1951 3,002 13 2,989
1952 3,074 20 3,054
1953 3,097 18 3,079
1954 3,125 16 3,109
1955 3,104 23 3,081
1956 3,077 16 3,061
1957 3,019 21 2,998
1958 2,836 20 2,816
1959 2,706 21 2,685
1960 2,701 27 2,674
1961 2,648 16 2,632
1962 2,794 24 2,770
1963 2,689 24 2,665
1964 2,331 11 2,320
1965 2,153 11 2,142
1966 1,956 12 1,944
1967 1,810 13 1,797
1968 1,702 17 1,685
1969 1,688 16 1,672
1970 1,745 21 1,724
1971 1,723 14 1,709
1972 1,561 12 1,549
1973 1,464 17 1,447
1974 1,433 16 1,417
1975 1,449 11 1,438
1976 1,433 21 1,412
1977 1,381 16 1,365
1978 1,382 11 1,371
1979 1,375 15 1,360
1980 1,394 11 1,383
1981 1,384 20 1,364
1982 1,322 14 1,308
1983 1,245 13 1,232
1984 1,191 12 1,179
1985 1,222 12 1,210
1986 1,176 10 1,166
1987 1,190 11 1,179
1988 1,138 12 1,126
1989 1,041 7 1,034
1990 1,018 0 1,018
1991 921 6 915
1992 899 0 899
1993 807 5 802
1994 728 0 728
1995 642 0 642
1996 599 0 599
1997 534 0 534
1998 578 0 578
1999 513 0 513
2000 461 0 461
2001 470 0 470
2002 472 0 472
2003 410 0 410
2004 414 0 414
2005 429 0 429
2006 429 0 429
2007 416 0 416
2008 400 0 400
2009 358 0 358
2010 306 0 306
2011 305 0 305
2012 336 0 336
2013 294 0 294
2014 283 0 283
2015 268 0 268
2016 268 0 268

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Popularity of Jerome as a first name

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Popularity of Jerome as a last name

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Common last names for Jerome

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Harris
  • Jones
  • Martin
  • Thomas
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • White
  • Cohen
  • Robinson
  • Taylor
  • Lewis

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jerome U.S.
  White 66.81% 64.26%
  African American 24.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.59% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.69% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.05% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.04% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jerome

People with the last name Jerome are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Jerome

  • How Popular is the name Jerome? Jerome is the 445th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jerome was the 3,885th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jerome have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 160,461 babies born with the first name Jerome in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jerome to occupy the territory of Guam (USA) with an estimated population of 159,358 (as of April 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jerome? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 52 new born babies.
  • When was Jerome first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jerome is Tuesday, January 2nd, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Jerome born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jerome was in 1954 with a total of 3,109 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jerome!
  • Random Jerome Factoid: According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jerome ranks 60th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 12 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 1975.
  • Weird things about the name Jerome: Your name in reverse order is Emorej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Merjoe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jerome? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,131 people with the last name Jerome.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jerome? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Jerome 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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