[ 3 syll. je-ric-ho, jer-i-cho ] The baby boy name Jericho is pronounced in English as JHEHR-ih-Kow †. Jericho is largely used in the English language and its origin is Hebrew. The name's meaning is city of fragrance. Jericho is a place name from the Old Testament of the Bible; the walls of Jericho were brought down by the Israelites as accounted in the Book of Joshua.
Jericho has 23 variant transcriptions. Variation transcriptions include Jerako, Jericco, Jerick, Jericko, Jerik, Jerikko, Jeriko, Jerric, Jerricho, Jerrick, Jerricko, Jerrico, Jerricoh, Jerriko, Jerryco, Jerychko, Jerycho, Jeryco, Jeryko, and Jherico. The short forms Jeric and Jerico, and the diminutive form Jerr are other English variants.
See also the related form, Jerica.
Jericho is somewhat popular as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 2016 with 0.011% of baby boys being given the name Jericho. It ranked at #932 then. The baby name has since dropped out of favor, and is of very light use in recent years. In 2018, its usage was only 0.011% and its ranking #959, but it was nonetheless the most popular among all boy names in its group.
Baby names that sound like Jericho include Jericko, Jeriko, Jerricho, Jerricko, Jerriko, Jerryco, Jahara, Jakarus, Jarius, Jarrius, Jawarah, Jawarra, Jawarrah, Jerako, Jereias, Jeria, Jeriah, Jericco, Jerico, and Jerikko.
† Pronunciation for Jericho: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)"