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Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. jə-ROM
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Meaning & History

From the Greek name Ἱερώνυμος (Hieronymos) meaning "sacred name", derived from ἱερός (hieros) meaning "sacred" and ὄνομα (onoma) 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 [1].
DiminutiveJerry
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)) Hieronym(Slovak) Jerónimo, Gerónimo(Spanish)
Surname DescendantJerome(English)
Same SpellingJérôme

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   serious   nerdy  
France: September 30 (as Jérôme)

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Sources & References

  1. Withycombe, Elizabeth Gidley. The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names. Oxford, 1945, page 78.
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