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Jerome (M)>

Jerome (male)

Variants:Geronimo (M) Girolamo (M) Hieronimus (M) Hieronymus (M) Jeroen (M) Jerominus (M) Jerónimo (M)
Pet Name(s):Jerry (M)
Derivative of:Demetrius (M)
Lesser Synonym(s):Jeremy (M)
Source(s): English Parish Register
The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG

English, from the Greek Ieronumos, via the Latin Hieronymus. The latter is used for Jerome in old documents in Latin, with appropriate case endings. It is also reputedly used for Jeremy. Jerominus is an alternative Latin variant.

The French form is accented: Jérôme.