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Updated January 24, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Exalted of God

What does Jeremiah mean and stand for?

The name Jeremiah is of Hebrew origin and means "appointed by God." Jeremiah follows the trend of popular biblical names ending in "iah".

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How Popular Is The Name Jeremiah

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.


According to Social Security Administration data, Jeremiah has been consistently popular, only recently losing its spot from the top 60 in 2019. Jeremiah has been in the top 70 since 2006.

However, it is the 20th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Jeremiah was at its peak popularity in March 2019.

In the Old Testament, Jeremiah was a prophet whose name was used as the title of the book detailing his story. It's also a popular name choice for Charles Dickens, who chose the name for both A Tale of Two Cities and Little Doritt. The name has also been chosen for characters on Oz, Zoey 101, and The Princess Diaries.

Where is it Popular?

Jeremiah was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Jeremiah

  • Jare
  • Jem
  • Jer
  • Jerry
  • Jez

Pairs well with these middle names



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