Jerome (given name)

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Gender male
Word/name Greek
Meaning "sacred name"

Jerome is a masculine name of Greek origin, derived from the Greek given name Ἱερώνυμος, Hierōnymos, "sacred name"; from ἱερός, hierós, "sacred", and ὄνυμα, ónyma, an alternative form of ὄνομα, ónoma, "name".

It is the name of a prominent Christian saint, Saint Jerome,[1] the translator of the Vulgate.

Jerome ranked among the top 200 names given to boys born in the United States between 1903 and 1985. It has since declined in popularity and was ranked as the 616th most popular name for American boys born in 2008.[2]


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