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Meaning and Origin of: Jeremiah

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Hebrew : Exalted of God

Last name origin & meaning:

  • From the Hebrew name Yirmeyahu (meaning ‘appointed by God’ in Hebrew), borne by a Biblical prophet of the 7th–6th centuries bc, whose story, prophecies of judgement, and lamentations are recorded in the book of the Bible that bears his name.