Meaning and name origin
Jeremy \j(e)-re-my\ as a boy's 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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Zachary.
Jeremy is a very popular first name for males (#76 out of 1220, Top 6%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jeremy for boys. Jeremy reached its highest rank of #24 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jeremy and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jeremiah (#56), Zachary (#82), Jeremy (#169), Jerry (#451), Jeromy, Jeremie, Jeramy, Jere and Jeramie. (2014 statistics).