What does Jeremiah mean?
Jeremiah [je-re-mi-ah] as a boys' 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.
Affiliated boy name: Hieremias.
1 feminine form: Jeremia.Creative forms:
(female) Middle name pairings:
Jeremiah Payton (J.P.), ..
How popular is Jeremiah?
Jeremiah is a very prominent first name for males (#311 out of 1220, Top 25%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#19968 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Jeremiah reached its peak rank of #51 in the U.S. in 2011, and is currently at #55. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Jeremiah (#55 in recent rankings) ranked in the Top 2000 are Jeremy (#174 in recent rankings), Jerry (#491), Jeremias (#1127) and Jereme. These forms of Jeremiah reached the height of their popularity 5 decades ago (adoption of 1.3%) and are now much less common (adoption 0.5%, ▼59%), with forms like Jeremy becoming somewhat dated. Jeremiah is the firm favorite.
Jeremiah▲ is pronounced similarly to Jeramie and Jeremie. Other suggested similar names are Hezekiah▲, Jedadiah, Jedaiah, Jedediah, Jediah, Jedidiah▲, Jerah, Jeramee (see Jeremy), Jeramey, Jeramy, Jeran, Jeren, Jereth, Jeriah, Jerman, Jermin, Jerome▼, Jeromo, Jeromy▼, Jerrah, Jerrin, Jesiah, Jorian, Jurian, Meredith, Nechemiah (see Nehemiah), Nehemiah▲, Zebediah, Zedekiah and Zekeriah. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jeremiah.See names in meaning and etymology.