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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Hieremias.
There is 1 feminine form of Jeremiah: Jeremia.
Jeremiah is a very popular first name for males (#311 out of 1220, Top 25%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#15169 out of 88799, Top 17%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jeremiah for boys. Jeremiah reached its highest rank of #51 in the U.S. in 2011. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jeremiah and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jeremiah (#56), Jeremy (#169) and Jerry (#451). (2014 statistics).
Jeremiah▲ is also pronounced similarly to Jeremie▼. This name tends to be less commonly used than Jeremiah.