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Origin and popularity of the name JEROME


Jerome : 1: French and West Indian (mainly Haiti) (Jérôme): from the French personal name Jérôme from Latin Hieronymus. This surname is most common in Haiti.2: English (southern): from either of two distinct personal names which became confused in Middle English: ancient Germanic Ger(r)am (Gerrannus) composed of the ancient Germanic elements gār gēr ‘spear’ + hraban ‘raven’ and Latin Hieronymus which is the source of English Jerome and French Jérôme (see 1 above).


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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