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.
Related boy name: Zachary.more]
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)
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)
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 forms of Jeremy were favored as birth names during the years 1970-1979 (adoption of 0.527%) and are somewhat less popular today (adoption 0.36%, ▼31.6%), with versions like Jerry, Jeramie, Jere, Jeremie and Jeromy falling out of style. Jeremiah has been the most recognizable form, although Jeremy appears to be getting popular too. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Jeremy and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Jeremy▲ is alike in pronunciation to Jeromo. Other suggested similar baby names are Jaren▼, Jefery, Jeran, Jereck, Jered▼, Jerek, Jerel, Jerell, Jeren, Jereth, Jerett, Jeroen, Jerome▼, Jeron, Jerone, Jerren, Jerrey, Jerrin, Jerrome, Jerron, Jervey, Jerzy, Joren, Jorey and Kerem. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jeremy.