Jerome Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Jerome:
Derived from the Latin Hieronymus, a compound name composed from the elements hieros (holy) and onyma (name): hence, "holy name." Short: Jerr. Pet: Jerry.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Jerome
Jerry, Jay, Jem, Romy
- Meanings and history of the name Jerome
From Latin, the English and French form of Hieronymus, meaning "holy name".
- Famous real-life people named Jerome
St. Jerome, translator of the Bible into Latin
Jerome K. Jerome, British humourist
Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld, American comedian
Jerome Flynn, British actor and singer
Jerome Karle, American chemist and Nobel Prize laureate
Jerome Kern, American composer
Jerome is the real first name of novelist J.D. Salinger, best known for "The Catcher in the Rye"
Jerome de Salis, 4th Count de Salis-Soglio, Anglo-Grison noble
Jerome "Jay" Powell - 16th Chair of the Federal Reserve
Jerome Robbins, choreographer "West Side Story"
Jerome "Jerry" Garcia, lead guitarist/singer/songwriter for the Grateful Dead
Jerome Wiesner, American professor of electrical engineering and former chairman of the Science Advisory Committee
Jerome of Sandy Cove, unidentifiable man discovered on the beach of Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia, on September 8, 1863
- Jerome in song, story & screen
Jerome Clarke; House of Anubis.
Jerome; a song by Zella Day