Jeremy: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Jeremy

Jeremy

Pronunciation: JEH-rə-mee (key)

Origin of the name Jeremy:

English vernacular form of Jeremiah (the Lord loosens, God will uplift), which dates to the 13th century. Var: Jeramy, Jeromy. Short: Jerr. Pet: Jerry.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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I fell deeply in love with a jeremy and he is the best friend ever :)

My husband Jeremy is the kindest, sweetest, most considerate man I have ever known.

I also married a Jeremy who has the biggest, most compassionate heart of anyone I've ever known. He's the love of my life.

Nicknames for Jeremy: | Edit

Jerry, Jere, Remy, Jem, JerBear, Jermey, Germ, Jezza, Jez

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Famous real-life people named Jeremy: | Edit

Jeremy Renner, American actor
Jeremy Piven, American actor
Jeremy Irons, English actor
Jeremy Northam, English actor
Jeremy London, American actor
Jeremy Brett, English actor
Jeremy Clarkson, English television presenter
Jeremy Furstenfeld, American musician
Jeremy Mayfield, American NASCAR driver
Jeremy Shockey, American football player
Jeremy Lin, American basketball player
Jeremy Davis, Bassist of the band Paramore

Jeremy in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Jeremy" (song) by Pearl Jam from the album Ten
Jeremy (film), a 1973 movie.
Jeremy, 16-year-old lead character in the comic strip "Zits".
Jeremy "Jem" Atticus Finch, character in Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Jeremy Fisher, a frog from Beatrix Potter's THE TALE OF MR. JEREMY FISHER
Jeremy Scribbles, a character, based on Toad, invented by Mole's playwright cousin Auberon in Cosgrove Hall's THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS (1984-1987) television series

Jeremy Gilbert from the CW20 show The Vampire Diaries (played by Steven R. McQueen).

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