Origin of the Name Jerome

The name Jerome has been widely used by the English as well as the French for many centuries for male children. The name became popular after Saint Jerome, who was a Christian Monk, translated the Bible.

The translation of the Latin Bible was given the name translator of the Vulgate. Saint Jerome was later known as the Doctor of the Church because of the translation work.

Name Jerome Word Cloud
Jerome’s Word Cloud

Meaning of the Name

The meaning of Jerome has Greek origins with the name being a combination of Hieronymos, which means sacred name. Hieronymos is a combination of hieros, which means sacred, and onoma, which simply means name.

Popularity of Jerome

The popularity of Jerome is not as much as it once was and has seen a drastic decline in recent years. Even though the name is not as popular as it once was in the year 2010 it was voted as the name of the year for male children who were born in Quebec, Canada.

Famous People with the Name

Some famous people with the name Jerome include Jérôme d’Ambrosio who is a Belgian race car driver, Jerome Flynn who is a famous British actor, and Jérôme Rothen who plays French football.

There is even an a footballer who plays in the English Premier who has the surname Jerome,  Cameron Jerome.

Useful Resources

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