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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.

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 boy name Hieremias.

There is 1 feminine form of Jeremiah: Jeremia.


Popularity

Jeremiah is a very popular first name for males (#311 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#15169 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jeremiah for boys (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jeremiah name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jeremiah outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jeremiah and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jeremiah, Jeremy and Jerry. (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jeremiah, Jeremy, Jerry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jeremiah, Jeremy, Jerry outside U.S.


Similar Names

Jeremiah is also pronounced similarly to Jeremie. This name tends to be less commonly used than Jeremiah.

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