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pinWhat does Jeremy mean?

Jeremy /je-re-my/ [3 sylls.] 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.


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

Related boy name: Zachary.

Jeremy has 12 more alternative forms via Jeremiah: Dermot, Dermott, Diarmid, Geremia, Jeremia, Jeremias, Jeremija, Jeremiya, Jermyn, Yeremia, Yeremiya and Yeremiyah.

Kreatif forms: Joyremy, Juremy. [more]

pinHow 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)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Jeremy for boys. Jeremy was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #24 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is currently at #169. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Prominent related forms of Jeremy (#169 the previous year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Jeremiah (#56 the previous year), Zachary (#82), Jerry (#451), Jeromy, Jeremie, Jeramy, Jere and Jeramie. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.5268%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.3602%, 31.6%), with versions like Jerry, Jeramie, Jere, Jeremie and Jeromy falling out of style. Jeremiah (#56), Zachary (#82) and Jeremy (#169) are three of the more fashionable birth names here, with Jeremiah having a resurgence in popularity. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Jeremy and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jeremy, Jeramie, Jeramy, Jere, Jeremiah in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jeremie, Jeromy, Jerry, Zachary in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Jeremy is alike in pronunciation to Jeromo. Other suggested similar baby names are Jeren and Jerome. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jeremy.