Meaning and Origin of Jerome - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Jerome

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Sacred name

Family name origins & meanings:

  • French (Jérôme) and English : from the medieval personal name Jérôme (French), Jerome (English), from Greek Hierōnymos (see Hieronymus). This achieved some popularity in France and elsewhere, being bestowed in honor of St Jerome (?347–420), creator of the Vulgate, the standard Latin version of the Bible.
  • English (of Norman origin) : from a personal name, Gerram, composed of the Germanic elements gār, gēr ‘spear’ + hraban ‘raven’.
  • A Jerome is recorded in Montreal in 1655 with the secondary surnames Beaune and Leblanc. Another bearer of the name, from Brittany, is recorded in Montreal in 1705 with the secondary surname <xref>Latour</xref>.