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From Latin Hierōnymus, from Ancient Greek Ἱερώνυμος (Hierṓnumos, “holy name”). Doublet of Jerome.
Hieronymus (countable and uncountable, plural Hieronymuses)
- (Christianity) Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus, Saint Jerome.
- A male given name from Ancient Greek of historical use.
- A surname transferred from the given name.
male given name
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Hieronymus is the 36,736th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 608 individuals. Hieronymus is most common among White (95.89%) individuals.
- Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003), “Hieronymus”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, volume 2, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 175.
- Jeronimus (dated)
- IPA(key): /hiˈʁɔ.ni.mʊs/, /he-/, /je-/, /-ʁoː-/ (usual)
- IPA(key): /hi.eˈʁoː.ny.mʊs/ (learned, classicist)
Hieronymus m (proper noun, strong, genitive Hieronymus' or Hieronymi)
From Ancient Greek Ἱερώνυμος (Hierṓnumos, “holy name”).
- (Classical) IPA(key): /hi.eˈroː.ny.mus/, [hiɛˈroːnʏmʊs̠]
- (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /i.eˈro.ni.mus/, [ieˈrɔːnimus]
Hierōnymus m sg (genitive Hierōnymī); second declension
- a male given name from Ancient Greek
Second-declension noun, singular only.
- “Hieronymus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- Hieronymus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette, page 746
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