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Jeremiah meaning and name origin
Jeremiah \j(e)-re-miah\ as a boy's name is pronounced jare-ah-MYE-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jeremiah is "the Lord exalts". Biblical: one of the major prophets, a scholar. Besides writing the Book of Jeremiah and Lamentations, Jeremiah compiled and wrote the histories of I and II Kings. Jeremias is a Spanish form.
Jeremiah has 17 variant forms: Dermot, Dermott, Diarmid, Geremia, Jem, Jemmie, Jereme, Jeremia, Jeremias, Jeremija, Jeremiya, Jeremy, Jermyn, Jerry, Yeremia, Yeremiya and Yeremiyah.
For more information, see also the related name Hieremias.
Baby names that sound like Jeremiah are Jeremie and Jeramie.
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Popularity of Jeremiah
Jeremiah is a very popular first name for men (#311 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#15169 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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