Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Jerome m. Ancient Greek ἱερός 'sacred, holy' + Ancient Greek ὄνομα 'name'.

The name of a 4th-5th C saint who was responsible for translating the Bible into Latin, and an 8th C Italian saint.

The name is sometimes confused with Jeremy.

England
Latin
1222 Jeronimi (gen) StPaulDom p. 21; 1557 Jheronimus (nom) StMartF p. 59
Dutch
1571 Jheronymus AuFr Galnoots; 1573 Jeroon ibid. Galmaers; 1580 Jeronimus ibid. Galmaerts; 1581 Jeronimus ibid. Galmaer; 1584 Hieronymus ibid. Galmarts; 1586 Jeronimus ibid. Drossate; 1594 Jeronymus ibid. Christiaens
Early Modern English
1546/7 Jeronimo ExMar p. 1; 1564 Jerome bruton-vol1 p. 34; 1573 Jherom RegBisham p. 3; 1584 Jerrom HAmar-vol9 p. 92; 1590 Jerome DEmar-vol2 p. 22, bruton-vol1 p. 9; 1593 Jherome RegBisham p. 5; 1599 Jerom bruton-vol1 p. 57
France
Latin
a1116 Ieronimi (gen) CartStPC XX; 1167 Iheronimus (nom) CartNDSaintes X
Middle French
1564 Jérosme RegPCC-1 p. 67; 1565 Hiérosme ibid. p. 120, Jérosme ibid. p. 117; 1567 Jérosme ibid. p. 279; 1571 Jérosme ibid. p. 443
Germany
Early New High German
1497 Jeronimus Nurn1497 90
Italian
Italian
1546 Girolamo mengs p. 406; 1562 Girolamo ibid. p. 406
Italy
Latin
1376 Geronimi (gen) DouGen1 p. 164; 1464 Jheronymus (nom) CUP-III-I CCXXXI; 1522x1532 Hieronimus (nom) DSF p. 52, 31; 1527 Hieronimus (nom) Rome1527 p. 85, Hieronymi (gen) ibid. p. 87, Hieronymo (abl) ibid. p. 91, Hieronymus (nom) ibid. p. 83
Italian
1513x1521 Ieronimo LeoX p. 11
The Netherlands
Dutch
1560 Hieronimus MagMiddelburg-1560; 1561 Hieronimus ibid.; 1562 Hieronimus ibid.; 1563 Hieronimus ibid.
Spain
Latin
1488 Hieronymi (gen) carbonell-I p. 24, Hieronymus (nom) ibid. p. 22
Catalan
1510 Hieroni valencia1510 2043, Hieronim ibid. 4498, Hieronym ibid. 1460, Iheroni ibid. 3309, Iheronim ibid. 3603, Iheronimo ibid. 3436, Iheronimus ibid. 3845, Jeroni ibid. 52, Jeronim ibid. 1336, Jeronimo ibid. 1050
Spanish
1575 Jeronimo Catalogo-5.2 3792; 1576 Jeronimo ibid. 3873
Cite as: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Jerome". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Jerome.