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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.


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

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).

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

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

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).

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

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

Similar Names

Jeremy is also pronounced similarly to Jeremia, Jeremiya and Jeromo. Other suggested similar baby names are Jeren and Jerome. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jeremy.