What does Jeremy mean?
Jeremy [je-re-my] as a boys' name is pronounced JARE-a-mee. Variant of Jeremiah, in use since the Middle Ages. Modern use may have been inspired by a character named Jeremy on the 1960s TV series "Here Come the Brides". Actor Jeremy Irons; football player Jeremy Shockey.
Associated with: modern.
Related boy name: Zachary.Creative forms:
(male) Jaremy, Juremy, ..
(female) Jerele, Jerena, .. Middle name pairings:
Jeremy Kristopher (J.K.), ..
How popular is Jeremy?
Jeremy is a very popular first name for males (#76 out of 1220, Top 6%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#57849 out of 150436, Top 38%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Jeremy was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its top rank of #26 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is currently at #174. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Jeremy (#174 the previous year) ranked in the Top 2000 are Jeremiah (#55 the previous year), Zachary (#88), Jerry (#491), Jeremias (#1127), Jere, Jeramy, Jeromy, Jereme, Jeremie and Jeramie. These forms of Jeremy were favored as birth names 22 years ago (adoption of 1.94%) and have become significantly less popular since (adoption 0.77%, ▼60.2%), with versions like Zachary going out of style. Jeremiah has been the most recognizable form.
Jeremy▼ is alike in pronunciation to Jeromo. Other suggested similar names are Jaren▼, Jefery, Jeran, Jereck, Jered, Jerek, Jerel, Jerell, Jeren, Jereth, Jerett, Jeroen, Jerome▼, Jeron, Jerone, Jerren, Jerrey (see Jerry), Jerrin, Jerrome, Jerron, Jervey, Jerzy, Joram, Joren, Jorey, Jorim and Kerem. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jeremy.