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Jeremiah is a popular baby name of Biblical origin. The name has remained popular for centuries in all English-speaking countries, which makes this name easily recognizable and a classic choice as a baby name.

Meaning of the name Jeremiah:

Ancient Hebrew: God will exalt
Irish: without envy

Origin of the name Jeremiah:

Jeremiah is a name of ancient Hebrew origin and entered into Western use like many other Biblical names. Jeremiah is the name of one of the Biblical prophets and the author of the Book of Jeremiah. Jeremiah is also the anglicized version of the Irish name Diarmaid and is unrelated to the Hebrew name.

Symbolism of the name Jeremiah:

Jeremiah is connected to religious symbols like the cross, the Communion Cup, and beautiful stained glass windows.

Baby name Jeremiah

Style of the name Jeremiah:

traditional

Gender of the name Jeremiah:

Male.

Pronunciation of the name Jeremiah:

jehr-i-MIE-ə

Number of syllables in the name Jeremiah:

four

Emotion evoked from the name Jeremiah:

Jeremiah evokes feelings of wholesomeness and maturity.

Alternative spellings for the name Jeremiah:

Jeremieh, Jaramia, Jerimiah, Jeramiah

Nicknames for the name Jeremiah:

Popularity of the name Jeremiah:

According to the Social Security Administration, Jeremiah has been one of the most popular baby names since they started collecting the data in 1900. It has become especially popular since 2001, remaining in the top 100 boy’s names.

Related names for the name Jeremiah:

Great middle names for Jeremiah and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Jeremiah:

Jeremiahs in popular culture:

  • Jeremiah Arkham (comics, Batman series)
  • Jeremiah Collins (TV, “Dark Shadows”)
  • Jeremiah Otto (TV, “The Walking Dead”)
  • Jeremiah Smith (TV, “The X Files)