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.
Jeremiah has 1 feminine form: Jeremia.Kreatif forms: Jaremiah, Jarmiah, Jarremiah. [more]
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)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Jeremiah for boys. Jeremiah reached its peak rank of #51 in the U.S. in 2011, and is currently at #56. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Jeremiah and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Jeremiah (#56 2 years ago) ranked in the Top 1000 are Jeremy (#169 2 years ago) and Jerry (#451). These forms of Jeremiah reached the height of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.9187%) and are now much less common (usage 0.7747%, ▼15.7%). Jeremiah is the firm favorite, although Jeremy seems to be getting popular too, while Jerry is now less common. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Jeremiah▲ is pronounced similarly to Jeremie▼. This name tends to be less frequently used than Jeremiah.