Jerome (given name)

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Jerome
Gendermale
Origin
Word/nameGreek
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. Since then its use has declined and the name was ranked 616th as the name given to American boys born in 2008.[2]

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