Jeremiah name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Hebrew
Usage: English and Hungarian
Pronunciation: j(e)-re-miah
Meaning: God will Uplift and Exalted of the Lord
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What does Jeremiah mean?

Jeremiah's meaning is God will Uplift or Exalted of the Lord is of Hebrew origin which is primarily used in Hungarian and English is aimed at both boys and girls. Jeremiah is variant form of lofty and biblical Jeremy.

Jeremy is variant of well-known, durable and biblical Jeremiah. Jeremy is English form of Jeremiah. Also Jeremy is English equivalent of Jeremias. Jeremy means Raise Up and The Lord Exalts has its origin in Hebrew.

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How do I pronounce Jeremiah?

You can pronounce the three syllabled name Jeremiah as j(e)-re-miah.

Variants of Jeremiah

Geremia, Jeremy, Jeremias, Jerr, Jeremi, Remi, Jeremia

Nicknames for Jeremiah

The baby name Jeremiah has plenty of nicknames like:

Names that rhyme with Jeremiah

How popular is the name Jeremiah?

Jeremiah was a very popular name in United States. Over 196599 babies have been named Jeremiah since 1880. When at the peak of its usage in 2010, the moniker grabbed the 51st spot and 7726 baby boys were given the name.

However after 184 years, the name is on free fall on the charts but still dominating the charts. Moreover, the moniker has been to the top 100 baby names 26 times Jeremiah used to be a common name in England and Wales, first appeared in 1996 and over 2065 babies have been given the name in 23 years.

At its zenith in 2016,. However after 23 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts but it is still going strong. Also, Jeremiah is common in Ireland where over 2622 new-borns have been given the name since 1964.

At the peak of its usage in 1964, the moniker grabbed the 39th spot and 162 baby boys were given the name.

Jeremiah is a unique baby name in Netherlands, during its short term of usage, the name has been to the top 500 names.

Recently in 2019, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 450 on boy names chart when 34 babies were named Jeremiah. Over 148 babies in Netherlands have been named Jeremiah. The name is an uncommon baby name in France, even after 32 years of presence it could not make beyond the top 2000.

There are over 193 babies that have been given the name Jeremiah in France. It also recently appeared in Belgium baby boy names chart.

But Jeremiah is a popular baby name in Nigeria where every 1 in 3000 have the name as well as in, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Philippines, Malawi, Liberia and Ghana.

At least, 270000 people around the globe have been given the name as per our evaluation.

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Jeremiah in Nordic countries

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What numbers say about Jeremiah?

You work hard to become a better person for yourself, and for the people you love. Peace, balance, harmony, honesty, and fairness describe your soul the best. Your soul is so sensitive that it allows you to feel other people's pain and suffering. Learn from their experiences. Having vowel E as your first one in your name represents your sensitivity. You don't believe in second chances. You don't even use your intuition when it comes to important life decisions.

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  •  Giusseppe - Boy name Giusseppe means "God Adds" and originated from Hebrew is used chiefly in Italian
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  •  Nahara - Recent and Odd Nahara is used mainly in Hebrew is originated from Aramaic, Nahara means "Light" is given to baby girls
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Middle names for Jeremiah

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Famous people named Jeremiah

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  • Jeremiah O'Brien, captain in the Massachusetts State Navy
  • Jeremiah Evarts, Christian missionary, reformer
  • Jeremiah Burnham Tainter, inventor and engineer
  • Jeremiah Dyson, British civil servant and politician
  • Jeremiah D. M. Ford, Ph
  • Jeremiah Radcliffe, English priest, scholar and translator
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  • Jeremiah James Harty, American prelate of the Catholic Church
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  • Jeremiah N. Reynolds, American newspaper editor, lecturer
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  • Jeremiah Farrell, American professor emeritus of mathematics at Butler University
  • Jeremiah Curtin, American ethnographer, folklorist, and translator
  • Jeremiah Burton, farmer
  • Jeremiah Brown, Whig member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Jeremiah Joseph Callanan, Irish poet born in County Cork, Ireland
  • Jeremiah Thompson, New York merchant, ship owner, Quaker, officer
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  • Jeremiah Driver, English first-class cricketer,
  • Jeremiah Jordan, Irish nationalist politician from County Fermanagh
  • Jeremiah Langhorne, prominent landowner and jurist
  • Jeremiah M. Wilson, U.S. Representative from Indiana
  • Jeremiah H. Pierson, American politician from New York
  • Jeremiah D. Botkin, U.S. Representative from Kansas
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  • Jeremiah Dixon, English surveyor and astronomer
  • Jeremiah P. Ostriker, astrophysicist and a professor of astronomy at Columbia University and is the Charles A. Young Professor 'Emeritus' at Princeton where he also continues as a Senior Research Scholar
  • Jeremiah O'Sullivan, Irish-born clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Jeremiah Coffey, seventh Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Sale
  • Jeremiah McLain Rusk, U.S. Representative
  • Jeremiah S. Black, American statesman and lawyer
  • Jeremiah Green, founding member and drummer of the indie rock band Modest Mouse
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  • Jeremiah Wadsworth, American sea captain, merchant, and statesman


  1. Social Security Administration,
  2. Office for National Statistics,
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh,
  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques,
  5. Sociale Verzekeringsbank,
  6. Sociale Verzekeringsbank,
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