Jeremiah Name Meaning

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Fact: Jeremiah is a major prophet in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) known for his prophecies, including warnings about the destruction of Jerusalem and the Babylonian captivity of the Israelites.

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Jeremiah Overview

Meaning

Yahweh loosens, Yahweh will raise/exalt, God is high

Gender

Boy

Origin

Hebrew

Etymology

Derived from the Hebrew name “Yirmeyahu,” meaning “Yahweh will exalt” or “appointed by God.”

Religion

Christianity, Judaism

Pronunciation

/dʒɛˈraɪ.əmɪə/

Popularity

Jeremiah is a well-known name globally, particularly in religious communities. Recently, Jeremiah has consistently ranked within the top 70 names for boys in the USA.

Syllable

3 syllables

Length

8 letters

Numerology

6 (Nurturing, Responsible, Balanced)

Name Styles

Classic, Religious and Spiritual, Long, Cute

Associated Traits

Wise, thoughtful, resilient, compassionate

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Jeremiah is a major prophet in the Hebrew Bible and the Old Testament, known for his prophecies and lamentations, and is revered in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Name Day

May 1st
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Jeremiah Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Jeremias, Jeremia, Jeremie, Jeremija, Jeremy, Jérémie, Jermiah, Jeremey

Common Nicknames

Jerry, Jemmy, Remy, Jer, Miah

Diminutives

Jere, Jem, Jey, Jai, Jembo

Famous People

  • Jeremiah Johnson
    (American Mountain Man)
  • Jeremiah Denton
    (American Politician and Naval Officer)
  • Jeremiah S. Black
    (American Statesman and Jurist)
  • Jeremiah Wright
    (American Pastor)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Jeremiah Valeska
    ("Gotham," TV Series)
  • "Jeremiah"
    (TV Series)
  • Jeremiah Johnson
    ("Jeremiah Johnson," Film)
  • Jeremiah Danvers
    ("Supergirl," TV Series)
  • "Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog"
    (Song)

Places

  • Jeremiah City
    (Kentucky, USA)
  • Jeremiah Park
    (California, USA)
  • Jeremiah River
    (Alaska, USA)
  • Jeremiah Lake
    (Ontario, Canada)
  • Jeremiah Mountain
    (Montana, USA)
  • Jeremiah Township
    (Missouri, USA)

What Is the Meaning of Jeremiah?

Jeremiah means “Yahweh will exalt” or “appointed by God.” This name often indicates someone who is devout and strong-willed, embodying a sense of purpose and spiritual depth.

What Is the Origin of The Name Jeremiah?

Jeremiah has Hebrew origins. It comes from the Hebrew name “Yirmeyahu.” The name is historically significant due to the prophet Jeremiah in the Bible, known for his prophecies and writings.

Jeremiah Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Jeremiah in the U.S. over the Years

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Top 3 Rankings#502011#512010#522012

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Jeremiah

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202392
(+1 from 2022)
3750
(-118 from 2022)
0.20479
202293
(-10 from 2021)
3868
(-376 from 2021)
0.20652
202183
(-8 from 2020)
4244
(-342 from 2020)
0.22652
202075
(-6 from 2019)
4586
(-481 from 2019)
0.24794
201969
(-4 from 2018)
5067
(-551 from 2018)
0.26366
201865
(-2 from 2017)
5618
(-255 from 2017)
0.28903
201763
(-5 from 2016)
5873
(-749 from 2016)
0.29675
201658
(-4 from 2015)
6622
(-199 from 2015)
0.32691
201554
(+2 from 2014)
6821
(-69 from 2014)
0.33364
201456
(+2 from 2013)
6890
(-94 from 2013)
0.33623
201358
(-6 from 2012)
6984
(-510 from 2012)
0.34562
201252
(-2 from 2011)
7494
(-131 from 2011)
0.36931
201150
(+1 from 2010)
7625
(-114 from 2010)
0.37535
201051
(+14 from 2009)
7739
(+506 from 2009)
0.37670
200965
(+3 from 2008)
7233
(+641 from 2008)
0.34103
200868
(-1 from 2007)
6592
(-37 from 2007)
0.30233
200767
(+4 from 2006)
6629
(+85 from 2006)
0.29927
200671
(+7 from 2005)
6544
(+698 from 2005)
0.29849
200578
(-1 from 2004)
5846
(+465 from 2004)
0.27480
200477
(+13 from 2003)
5381
(+526 from 2003)
0.25462
200390
(-4 from 2002)
4855
(+135 from 2002)
0.23106
200286
(+5 from 2001)
4720
(+499 from 2001)
0.22839
200191
(+11 from 2000)
4221
(+578 from 2000)
0.20407
2000102
(+6 from 1999)
3643
(+339 from 1999)
0.17445
1999108
(+6 from 1998)
3304
(+81 from 1998)
0.16204
1998114
(+14 from 1997)
3223
(+293 from 1997)
0.15895
1997128
(+36 from 1996)
2930
(+827 from 1996)
0.14666
1996164
(-1 from 1995)
2103
(+49 from 1995)
0.10495
1995163
(-5 from 1994)
2054
(-27 from 1994)
0.10212
1994158
(+8 from 1993)
2081
(+170 from 1993)
0.10209
1993166
(-5 from 1992)
1911
(-27 from 1992)
0.09252
1992161
(-5 from 1991)
1938
(-158 from 1991)
0.09232
1991156
(-2 from 1990)
2096
(+90 from 1990)
0.09888
1990154
(-10 from 1989)
2006
(-141 from 1989)
0.09321
1989144
(-8 from 1988)
2147
(-43 from 1988)
0.10243
1988136
(-6 from 1987)
2190
(+53 from 1987)
0.10938
1987130
(-12 from 1986)
2137
(-245 from 1986)
0.10958
1986118
(-7 from 1985)
2382
(-151 from 1985)
0.12395
1985111
(-9 from 1984)
2533
(-242 from 1984)
0.13162
1984102
(-3 from 1983)
2775
(-74 from 1983)
0.14787
198399
(-10 from 1982)
2849
(-480 from 1982)
0.15288
198289
(-12 from 1981)
3329
(-567 from 1981)
0.17640
198177
(-1 from 1980)
3896
(-197 from 1980)
0.20919
198076
(+5 from 1979)
4093
(+373 from 1979)
0.22068
197981
No change from 1978
3720
(+275 from 1978)
0.20767
197881
(-13 from 1977)
3445
(-706 from 1977)
0.20163
197768
(+25 from 1976)
4151
(+1278 from 1976)
0.24284
197693
(+56 from 1975)
2873
(+1223 from 1975)
0.17598
1975149
(+29 from 1974)
1650
(+356 from 1974)
0.10170
1974178
(+78 from 1973)
1294
(+529 from 1973)
0.07937
1973256
(+176 from 1972)
765
(+424 from 1972)
0.04741
1972432
(+20 from 1971)
341
(+19 from 1971)
0.02037
1971452
(+100 from 1970)
322
(+105 from 1970)
0.01771
1970552
(+71 from 1969)
217
(+58 from 1969)
0.01139
1969623
(+37 from 1968)
159
(+28 from 1968)
0.00869
1968660
(+5 from 1967)
131
(+5 from 1967)
0.00738
1967665
(-16 from 1966)
126
(-4 from 1966)
0.00708
1966649
(+87 from 1965)
130
(+29 from 1965)
0.00715
1965736
(-32 from 1964)
101
(-20 from 1964)
0.00533
1964704
(-39 from 1963)
121
(-17 from 1963)
0.00597
1963665
(+20 from 1962)
138
(+10 from 1962)
0.00668
1962685
(-5 from 1961)
128
No change from 1961
0.00609
1961680
(-46 from 1960)
128
(-23 from 1960)
0.00593
1960634
(-8 from 1959)
151
(-1 from 1959)
0.00697
1959626
(-1 from 1958)
152
(+1 from 1958)
0.00702
1958625
(-60 from 1957)
151
(-35 from 1957)
0.00701
1957565
(+31 from 1956)
186
(+23 from 1956)
0.00850
1956596
(-24 from 1955)
163
(-5 from 1955)
0.00759
1955572
(-12 from 1954)
168
(-2 from 1954)
0.00804
1954560
(+47 from 1953)
170
(+27 from 1953)
0.00822
1953607
(-71 from 1952)
143
(-30 from 1952)
0.00714
1952536
(+20 from 1951)
173
(+22 from 1951)
0.00877
1951556
(-35 from 1950)
151
(-13 from 1950)
0.00790
1950521
(+3 from 1949)
164
(+1 from 1949)
0.00902
1949524
(+39 from 1948)
163
(+23 from 1948)
0.00905
1948563
(+34 from 1947)
140
(+10 from 1947)
0.00785
1947597
(-8 from 1946)
130
(+11 from 1946)
0.00700
1946589
(-37 from 1945)
119
(+1 from 1945)
0.00721
1945552
(+62 from 1944)
118
(+18 from 1944)
0.00860
1944614
(-38 from 1943)
100
(-21 from 1943)
0.00720
1943576
(-40 from 1942)
121
(-9 from 1942)
0.00832
1942536
(-1 from 1941)
130
(+9 from 1941)
0.00923
1941535
(+4 from 1940)
121
(+2 from 1940)
0.00964
1940539
(+21 from 1939)
119
(+15 from 1939)
0.01003
1939560
(-9 from 1938)
104
(-6 from 1938)
0.00918
1938551
(+5 from 1937)
110
(+1 from 1937)
0.00968
1937556
(-7 from 1936)
109
(+1 from 1936)
0.00997
1936549
(-2 from 1935)
108
(-3 from 1935)
0.01015
1935547
(-21 from 1934)
111
(-12 from 1934)
0.01038
1934526
(+14 from 1933)
123
(+12 from 1933)
0.01158
1933540
(-9 from 1932)
111
(-10 from 1932)
0.01088
1932531
(+15 from 1931)
121
(+6 from 1931)
0.01126
1931546
(-17 from 1930)
115
(-12 from 1930)
0.01075
1930529
(+24 from 1929)
127
(+13 from 1929)
0.01124
1929553
(+31 from 1928)
114
(+2 from 1928)
0.01029
1928584
(-62 from 1927)
112
(-25 from 1927)
0.00981
1927522
(+51 from 1926)
137
(+22 from 1926)
0.01179
1926573
(-30 from 1925)
115
(-13 from 1925)
0.01004
1925543
(+25 from 1924)
128
(+3 from 1924)
0.01112
1924568
(-12 from 1923)
125
(+1 from 1923)
0.01069
1923556
(+3 from 1922)
124
(-4 from 1922)
0.01095
1922559
(-10 from 1921)
128
(-1 from 1921)
0.01138
1921549
(-10 from 1920)
129
No change from 1920
0.01134
1920539
(+4 from 1919)
129
(+8 from 1919)
0.01172
1919543
(+53 from 1918)
121
(+16 from 1918)
0.01192
1918596
(-15 from 1917)
105
(+1 from 1917)
0.01001
1917581
(-34 from 1916)
104
(-5 from 1916)
0.01084
1916547
(+120 from 1915)
109
(+33 from 1915)
0.01181
1915667
(-128 from 1914)
76
(-7 from 1914)
0.00863
1914539
(-52 from 1913)
83
(+4 from 1913)
0.01215
1913487
(+34 from 1912)
79
(+22 from 1912)
0.01473
1912521
(-40 from 1911)
57
(+20 from 1911)
0.01263
1911481
(-20 from 1910)
37
(+2 from 1910)
0.01533
1910461
(+58 from 1909)
35
(+10 from 1909)
0.01679
1909519
(+3 from 1908)
25
(+2 from 1908)
0.01414
1908522
(-27 from 1907)
23
(+1 from 1907)
0.01382
1907495
(-23 from 1906)
22
No change from 1906
0.01387
1906472
(-62 from 1905)
22
(-5 from 1905)
0.01527
1905410
(-70 from 1904)
27
(-8 from 1904)
0.01885
1904340
(+61 from 1903)
35
(+11 from 1903)
0.02527
1903401
(-41 from 1902)
24
(-6 from 1902)
0.01856
1902360
(+47 from 1901)
30
(+9 from 1901)
0.02260
1901407
(-82 from 1900)
21
(-22 from 1900)
0.01817
1900325
(+51 from 1899)
43
(+19 from 1899)
0.02652
1899376
(-26 from 1898)
24
(-6 from 1898)
0.02083
1898350
(-19 from 1897)
30
(-1 from 1897)
0.02271
1897331
(-52 from 1896)
31
(-12 from 1896)
0.02542
1896279
(+68 from 1895)
43
(+15 from 1895)
0.03332
1895347
(-11 from 1894)
28
No change from 1894
0.02211
1894336
(-13 from 1893)
28
(-1 from 1893)
0.02242
1893323
(-3 from 1892)
29
(-4 from 1892)
0.02396
1892320
(-29 from 1891)
33
(+1 from 1891)
0.02510
1891291
(-1 from 1890)
32
(-3 from 1890)
0.02929
1890290
(-39 from 1889)
35
(-7 from 1889)
0.02924
1889251
(+57 from 1888)
42
(+8 from 1888)
0.03528
1888308
(-47 from 1887)
34
(-4 from 1887)
0.02617
1887261
(+6 from 1886)
38
(-2 from 1886)
0.03476
1886267
(-4 from 1885)
40
No change from 1885
0.03360
1885263
(+15 from 1884)
40
(+2 from 1884)
0.03450
1884278
(-5 from 1883)
38
(+1 from 1883)
0.03096
1883273
(+25 from 1882)
37
(+4 from 1882)
0.03290
1882298
(-28 from 1881)
33
(-1 from 1881)
0.02704
1881270
(+6 from 1880)
34
(-3 from 1880)
0.03140
1880276
First SSA data recorded
37
First SSA data recorded
0.03125

American States Popularity Rankings for Jeremiah

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

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Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#662021#722022#752023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#562021#572022#682023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#842021#952022#982023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#1222021#1272022#1262023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#652021#892022#792023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#1072021#1342022#1292023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#822021#912022#932023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#932021#1082022#922023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#1212021#1102022#1262023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#832021#902022#742023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#842021#1062022#932023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#1052021#1562022#1342023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#982021#1222022#1372023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#892021#822022#772023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#1002021#1002022#942023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#1262021#1262022#1462023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#952021#1032022#852023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#1132021#1202022#982023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#812021#752022#1022023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#992021#892022#812023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#1012021#1342022#1112023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#1442021#1322022#1552023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#832021#812022#782023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#882021#952022#762023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#1482021#1782022#1732023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#1042021#1102022#1182023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#512021#1102022#882023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#1382021#1152022#1482023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#352021#232022#352023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#982021#1152022#812023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#822021#792022#1152023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#1932021#1682022#1022023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#1152021#1362022#2002023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#1302021#1602022#1472023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#2082021#2752022#1872023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#1252021#722022#592023

Nebraska (NE)

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Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#1772021#1062022#2632023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#1012021#362022#402023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#1282021#862022#1242023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#1442021#772022#1122023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#1202020#802021#1832022

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#1012021#622022#1642023

Delaware (DE)

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Maine (ME)

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New Hampshire (NH)

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North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#1972021#752022#1662023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#242021#1562022#922023

Wyoming (WY)

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Vermont (VT)

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Popularity Rankings for Jeremiah in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Other American Territories

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Popularity in New Zealand

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Popularity in Canada

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Popularity in Puerto Rico

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Popularity in Ireland

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Popularity in England and Wales

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Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#3611984#5001999#4422016

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#4152017

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#5872020#4482021#5392022

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#5882013#6632016#5982019

Popularity in Sweden

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Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Jeremiah a Name for Boys or Girls?

Jeremiah is typically given to boys due to its traditional and powerful tone, resonating well with male attributes.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Jeremiah

Jeremiah in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Jeremiah Johnson (Mountain Man, 1824–1900): An American mountain man and frontiersman celebrated for his legendary exploits in the American West.
  • Jeremiah Denton (Politician, 1924–2014): An American naval officer and politician who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam and later served as a U.S. Senator.
  • Jeremiah S. Black (Politician, 1810–1883): An American statesman and jurist who served as Attorney General and Secretary of State under President James Buchanan.
  • Jeremiah Wright (Pastor, born 1941): An American pastor noted for his controversial sermons and as the former pastor of President Barack Obama.
  • Jeremiah Trotter (Football Player, born 1977): An American former professional football linebacker who played in the NFL.
  • Jeremiah Brent (Interior Designer, born 1984): An American interior designer and television personality recognized for his work on "Nate & Jeremiah by Design."
  • Jeremiah Valeska ("Gotham," 2014 TV Series): A psychopathic character who becomes a major villain in the Batman prequel series.
  • "Jeremiah" (2002 TV Series): Follows a young man navigating a post-apocalyptic world where a deadly virus has wiped out the adult population.
  • Jeremiah Johnson ("Jeremiah Johnson," 1972 Film): A mountain man who retreats to the Rockies to live off the land and confronts various challenges.
  • Jeremiah Danvers ("Supergirl," 2015 TV Series): The adoptive father of Supergirl, who works for a secret government agency.
  • "Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog" (1970 Song by Three Dog Night): A hit song also known as "Joy to the World," celebrating the joyful character Jeremiah.
  • Jeremiah Arkham ("Batman: Arkham Asylum," 1989 Graphic Novel): The director of Arkham Asylum, a psychiatric hospital for Gotham's criminally insane.
  • Jeremiah Gottwald ("Code Geass," 2006 Anime Series): A loyal soldier who undergoes several transformations and remains a dedicated follower of the series' protagonist.
  • Jeremiah ("The Book of Jeremiah," Biblical Text): A prophet whose messages and writings are central to the Old Testament.
  • Jeremiah Kipp ("Jeremiah Kipp," 2011 Short Film): A film about a man's introspective journey through life's challenges.
  • Jeremiah Hamilton ("The Kings of War," 2020 Novel): A character in a historical novel depicting the conflicts and strategies of medieval battles.
  • Jeremiah City (Kentucky, USA): A small community in Letcher County known for its Appalachian culture and rural charm.
  • Jeremiah Park (California, USA): A public park in Los Angeles known for its recreational facilities and green spaces.
  • Jeremiah River (Alaska, USA): A river in Alaska known for its pristine waters and excellent fishing opportunities.
  • Jeremiah Lake (Ontario, Canada): A serene lake in Ontario popular for its tranquil environment and outdoor activities like fishing and kayaking.
  • Jeremiah Mountain (Montana, USA): A mountain in Montana known for its hiking trails and panoramic views.
  • Jeremiah Township (Missouri, USA): A township in Howell County known for its rural landscapes and agricultural community.
  • Jeremiah Valley (California, USA): A valley in California known for its vineyards and agricultural produce.
  • Jeremiah Beach (Florida, USA): A beach in Florida known for its white sand and clear waters, popular for swimming and sunbathing.
  • Jeremiah Island (British Columbia, Canada): An island in the Pacific Ocean, known for its natural beauty and wildlife habitats.
  • Jeremiah Street (London, UK): A historic street in London known for its charming architecture and cultural significance.

Similar Names to Jeremiah

Sibling Names for Jeremiah