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What does Jeremy mean?

Jeremy Pronunciation of 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.


Jeremy has 12 variants: Jem, Jemmie, Jemmy, Jeramee, Jeramey, Jeramie, Jeramy, Jere, Jereme, Jeremie, Jeromy and Jerry.

Related boy name: Zachary.

8 more alternative forms via Jeremiah: Geremia, Jeremia, Jeremias, Jeremija, Jeremiya, Jermyn, Yeremia and Yeremiya.

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeremy name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeremy, Jeramie, Jeramy, Jere, Jereme in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeremiah, Jeremias, Jeremie, Jeromy, Jerry, Zachary in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.