Jeremiah

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191k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
2k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Jeremiah mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Jeremiah

"Jeremiah" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "God will Uplift". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A book in the Old Testament containing the oracles of the prophet Jeremiah
  2. (Old Testament) an Israelite prophet who is remembered for his angry lamentations (jeremiads) about the wickedness of his people (circa 626-587 BC)
Wiktionary

From the Hebrew יִרְמְיָה (yirm'yá, “Jeremiah”, literally “Yahweh exalt”).

  1. (Abrahamic religions) An ancient prophet, the author of the Book of Jeremiah, and of the Lamentations.
  2. (biblical) A book of the Old Testament of Bible, and of the Tanakh.
  3. A male given name of biblical origin.
  4. A person who is pessimistic about the present and foresees a calamitous future; a prophet of doom.

Notable Persons Named Jeremiah

Jerry O'Connell is an actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. He was most active from 1986 to present. Jerry was given the name Jeremiah O'Connell on February 17th, 1974 in Manhattan, New York City, U.S.

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Jeremiah is a prophet. Jeremiah was born as the child of Hilkiah in Anathoth.

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Jeremy Davis is a musician. He plays Bass guitar, Fender Jazz Bass, and Gibson Grabber. He was most active from 2004 to present. Jeremy was given the name Jeremiah Clayton Davis on February 8th, 1985 in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.

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Jeremiah was given the name Jeremiah Alvesta Wright, Jr. on September 22nd, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Jerry Harrison is a new wave music, indie pop, rock, roll, and art rock musician. He has been prominent since 1971. Jerry was given the name Jeremiah Griffin Harrison on February 21st, 1949 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States.

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Jeremiah Tower is a chef.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jeremiah

Jeremiah is a prophet. Jeremiah was born as the child of Hilkiah in Anathoth.

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Andrea Jeremiah is an actress, singer, musician, voice actress, dancer, actor, singing, voice acting, dance, and voice actressanddancer. She was most prominent from 2005 to present. Andrea was born Andrea Jeremiah on December 21st, 1985 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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David Jeremiah is a pastor and author. David was given the name David Paul Jeremiah on February 13th, 1941 in Toledo, Ohio, United States.

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David E. Jeremiah is an investment banking. His military service ended in 1994.

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Keba Jeremiah is an acoustic music, jazz, rock music, contemporary r&b, blues rock, funk, gospel music, pop music, contemporary worship music, and world music musician. He plays Acoustic guitar, keyboards, Bass guitar, drums, electric Bass, electric guitar, piano, Keyboard instrument, Drum kit, and Electric upright bass. He was most prominent from 2008 to present. Keba was given the name Keba Jeremiah Arul on October 18th, 0086 in Al Karama, Dubai. Keba is also known as Keba and Keba Jeremiah.

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Daniel was born on December 5th, 1977 in El Cajon, California.

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How popular is the baby name Jeremiah in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 37 0 37
1881 34 0 34
1882 33 0 33
1883 37 0 37
1884 38 0 38
1885 40 0 40
1886 40 0 40
1887 38 0 38
1888 34 0 34
1889 42 0 42
1890 35 0 35
1891 32 0 32
1892 33 0 33
1893 29 0 29
1894 28 0 28
1895 28 0 28
1896 43 0 43
1897 31 0 31
1898 30 0 30
1899 24 0 24
1900 43 0 43
1901 21 0 21
1902 30 0 30
1903 24 0 24
1904 35 0 35
1905 27 0 27
1906 22 0 22
1907 22 0 22
1908 23 0 23
1909 25 0 25
1910 35 0 35
1911 37 0 37
1912 57 0 57
1913 79 0 79
1914 83 0 83
1915 76 0 76
1916 109 0 109
1917 104 0 104
1918 105 0 105
1919 121 0 121
1920 129 0 129
1921 129 0 129
1922 128 0 128
1923 124 0 124
1924 125 0 125
1925 128 0 128
1926 115 0 115
1927 137 0 137
1928 112 0 112
1929 114 0 114
1930 127 0 127
1931 114 0 114
1932 122 0 122
1933 111 0 111
1934 122 0 122
1935 112 0 112
1936 108 0 108
1937 109 0 109
1938 110 0 110
1939 104 0 104
1940 119 0 119
1941 121 0 121
1942 130 0 130
1943 121 0 121
1944 100 0 100
1945 118 0 118
1946 117 0 117
1947 130 0 130
1948 140 0 140
1949 163 0 163
1950 164 0 164
1951 151 0 151
1952 174 0 174
1953 142 0 142
1954 170 0 170
1955 167 0 167
1956 163 0 163
1957 185 0 185
1958 150 0 150
1959 154 0 154
1960 150 0 150
1961 128 0 128
1962 128 0 128
1963 138 0 138
1964 122 0 122
1965 102 0 102
1966 129 0 129
1967 128 0 128
1968 131 0 131
1969 159 0 159
1970 217 0 217
1971 322 0 322
1972 343 0 343
1973 772 7 765
1974 1,305 11 1,294
1975 1,668 15 1,653
1976 2,888 13 2,875 #93 boy name
1977 4,186 35 4,151 #68 boy name
1978 3,468 25 3,443 #81 boy name
1979 3,748 28 3,720 #81 boy name
1980 4,126 31 4,095 #76 boy name
1981 3,925 31 3,894 #77 boy name
1982 3,357 28 3,329 #89 boy name
1983 2,876 28 2,848 #99 boy name
1984 2,798 21 2,777
1985 2,555 18 2,537
1986 2,393 15 2,378
1987 2,153 16 2,137
1988 2,206 16 2,190
1989 2,146 0 2,146
1990 2,011 5 2,006
1991 2,103 9 2,094
1992 1,946 8 1,938
1993 1,918 7 1,911
1994 2,090 9 2,081
1995 2,065 11 2,054
1996 2,115 12 2,103
1997 2,934 5 2,929
1998 3,235 13 3,222
1999 3,315 11 3,304
2000 3,648 6 3,642
2001 4,232 13 4,219 #91 boy name
2002 4,725 9 4,716 #86 boy name
2003 4,861 9 4,852 #90 boy name
2004 5,413 36 5,377 #77 boy name
2005 5,854 13 5,841 #78 boy name
2006 6,552 12 6,540 #70 boy name
2007 6,629 10 6,619 #67 boy name
2008 6,593 14 6,579 #68 boy name
2009 7,235 16 7,219 #65 boy name
2010 7,744 13 7,731 #51 boy name
2011 7,617 16 7,601 #51 boy name
2012 7,493 18 7,475 #52 boy name
2013 6,959 7 6,952 #58 boy name
2014 6,877 11 6,866 #55 boy name
2015 6,780 9 6,771 #54 boy name
2016 6,574 5 6,569 #58 boy name
2017 5,821 6 5,815 #63 boy name

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Popularity of Jeremiah as a first name

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Popularity of Jeremiah as a last name

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Common last names for Jeremiah

  • Sullivan
  • Murphy
  • Mccarthy
  • Oconnor
  • Mahoney
  • Obrien
  • Sheehan
  • Johnson
  • Cronin
  • Oleary
  • Smith
  • Donovan
  • Collins
  • Lynch
  • Jones
  • Buckley
  • Osullivan
  • Healy

Common first names for Jeremiah

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jeremiah U.S.
  White 46.30% 64.26%
  African American 32.24% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.26% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.98% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 9.06% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jeremiah

People with the last name Jeremiah are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Jeremiah

  • What name lists does Jeremiah rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Jeremiah? Jeremiah is the 385th most popular name of all time. In 2017 Jeremiah was the 63rd most popular name. As a last name Jeremiah was the 17,745th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jeremiah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 191,129 babies born with the first name Jeremiah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jeremiah to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jeremiah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 37 new born babies.
  • When was Jeremiah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jeremiah is Monday, December 25th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Jeremiah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jeremiah was in 2010 with a total of 7,731 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jeremiah!
  • Random Jeremiah Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jeremiah ranks 74th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 142 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Jeremiah: Your name in reverse order is Haimerej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aeijehrm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jeremiah? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,579 people with the last name Jeremiah.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jeremiah? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jeremiah as their last name since less than 1 person in 185k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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