Meaning & History
From the Greek name Ἱερώνυμος (Hieronymos) meaning "sacred name", derived from ἱερός (hieros) meaning "sacred" and ὄνυμα (onyma) meaning "name". Saint Jerome was responsible for the creation of the Vulgate, the Latin translation of the Bible, in the 5th century. He is regarded as a Doctor of the Church. The name was used in his honour in the Middle Ages, especially in Italy and France, and has been used in England since the 12th century .
Other Languages & CulturesHieronymos, Hieronymus(Ancient Greek) Jeronim, Jere, Jerko(Croatian) Jeroným(Czech) Hieronymus, Jeroen(Dutch) Roni(Finnish) Jérôme(French) Hieronymus(German) Geronimo(History) Gerolamo, Girolamo(Italian) Ieronimus(Late Roman) Hieronim(Polish) Jerónimo(Portuguese) Jerônimo(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Ieronim(Romanian) Ieronim(Russian) Hieronym(Slovak) Jerónimo, Gerónimo(Spanish)
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Sources & References
- Withycombe, Elizabeth Gidley. The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names. Oxford, 1945, page 78.
Entry updated April 25, 2021