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Meaning of Jeremiah

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The name Jeremiah has the following meaning:

One who is exalted by the Lord.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Jeremiah is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 84 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Jeremiah rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 4 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 65 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Jeremiah in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Jeremiah is pronounced as jer-uh-my-ah


Jeremiah originates from the Hebrew language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Jeremiah and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Jeremiah: Boys - Amarion, Amos, Benjamin, Cohen, Dor, Harrell, Jame, Johan, Judd, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Sampson, Samson, Tobias, Zackary, Zayden, Girls - Atha, Athalia, Migdalia, Sherilyn, Tamara, Both genders - Anna, Ariel, Betty, Dagan, Dagen, Dalit


Popular Variants for the name Jeremiah: Dermot, Dermott, Diarmid, Geremia, Jeramiah, Jeramina, Jere (English), Jereme, Jeremia (Hebrew), Jeremias, Jeremija, Jeremiya, Jeremy, Jeremyah


Common nicknames for the name Jeremiah are: Jerry, Jem


We think the name Jeremiah should fall under the following style category: Biblical.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Jeremiah to be: Athletic and well-mannered chap

In one word, you might describe Jeremiah as a(n) "well-mannered" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Jeremiah (or its variants) are:

Jeremiah Morrow , born on 6 October, a famous politician. Jeremiah Morrow 's background: A Democratic-Republican Party politician from Ohio. He served as the 9th Governor of Ohio, and the last Democratic-Republican to do so.

Jeremiah Andrew Denton Jr. , born on 15 July, a famous politician. Jeremiah Andrew Denton Jr. 's background: A retired United States Navy admiral and a former U.S. senator of the Republican party.

Jeremiah Norman Williams, born on 29 May, a famous politician. Jeremiah Norman Williams's background: A U.S. Representative from Alabama.
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