a masculine name: dim. Jerry
Origin of JeromeFrench Jérôme from Classical Latin Hieronymus from Classical Greek Hier?nymos from hieros, holy (see hiero-) + onyma, name
(born Eusebius Hieronymus Sophronius) ( 340?-420); monk & church scholar, born in Pannonia: author of the Vulgate: his day is Sept. 30
SaintOriginally Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus. 340?-420?
Latin scholar who produced the Vulgate, the first scholarly Latin edition of the Bible in which each book was translated directly from its original language.
OriginSee also: Jérôme
From the Old French vernacular form of the saint's name Hieronymus, from Ancient Greek Ἱερώνυμος hieros "holy" + onoma "name".