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Meaning of Jerome

Je•rome

Pronunciation: ( ju-rōm' for 2, 3 also Brit. jer'um), [key]
— n.
  1. (Eusebius Hieronymus), a.d. c340–420, Christian ascetic and Biblical scholar: chief preparer of the Vulgate version of the Bible.
  2. 1859–1927, English humorist and playwright.
  3. a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “sacred name.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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