Jeremiah: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Jeremiah

Jeremiah

Pronunciation: jeh-rə-MIY-ə (key)

Origin of the name Jeremiah:

From the Ecclesiastic Late Latin Jeremias, a cognate of the Hebrew Yirmeyahu, a name derived from yirmeyāh (the Lord loosens, God will uplift). The name is borne in the Bible by a 6th- or 7th-century B.C. Hebrew prophet whose story and prophecies are recorded in the Old Testament book of Jeremiah.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Jeremiah: | Edit

Hello! My husband's name is Jeremiah (he is white). I usually hear it as an African-American name. I do not like his name, and I think his mother is really strange for naming him that. I hate saying it, I don't even call him Jeremiah-I call him "hey you" or "Dr. J" People in school called him "Jerry" or "Jerr." His family calls him "Miah" which is a girl's name. This is a 4-syllable name, so not many people want to say: "JER-E-MY-AH" -instead, they will shorten it to a nick-name. However, he is a cardiologist-and HE loves his name. I hate this name personally.

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Nicknames for Jeremiah: | Edit

Jerry, Jem, Jer, Jay, Jere, Miah, J.J., Jeremy

Meanings and history of the name Jeremiah: | Edit

It is of Hebrew origin, meaning "the Lord Exalts".

Famous real-life people named Jeremiah: | Edit

Jeremiah Duggar, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's eleventh child. They have nineteen children.

Jeremiah in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog" -- song

"Jeremiah Johnson" -movie

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