Jeremy

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435k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
325
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jeremy

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

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  1. A male given name, English form of Jeremiah. Also used to anglicize Irish Diarmaid (Dermot).

Notable Persons Named Jeremy

Jeremy Corbyn is a for Islington North, Leader of the Opposition, Leader of the Labour Party, Member of Parliament, forIslington North, Leader of the Opposition (United Kingdom), and Leader of the Labour Party (UK). Jeremy was born on May 26th, 1949 in Chippenham, Wiltshire, England, UK.

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Jeremy Renner is an actor and singer. He was most prominent from 1995 to present. Jeremy was given the name Jeremy Lee Renner on January 7th, 1971 in Modesto, California, U.S.

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Jeremy Lin is a basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets, →Reno Bighorns, Dongguan Leopards, →Erie BayHawks, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, and Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association. His ongoing career started in 2010. Jeremy was born on August 23rd, 1988 in Torrance, California.

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Jeremy Irons is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1969 to present. Jeremy was given the name Jeremy John Irons on September 19th, 1948 in Cowes.

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Jeremy Clarkson is a journalist, presenter, columnist, and writer. He was most prominent from 1988 to present. Jeremy was given the name Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson on April 11th, 1960 in Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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Jeremy Allen White is an actor. He has been prominent since 2006. Jeremy was born on February 18th, 1991.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jeremy

Kerry Jeremy is a cricketer. Kerry was born on February 6th, 1980 in Piggotts.

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Shermain is a singing and ambassador. She was most prominent from 2003 to present. Shermain was given the name Shermain Sunja Jeremy on June 24th, 1983.

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Parzen was born in 1967.

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Lloyd Jeremy is a soccer player for the Antigua Barracuda FC, Antigua, and Barbuda national football team. Lloyd was born on December 13th, 1989.

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Stella Hume was a radio announcer, theatre art director, and elocution teacher. Stella was given the name Stella Leonora Harriette Jeremy on October 4th, 1882 in South Yarra, Victoria, Australia. She passed away on January 3rd, 1954.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1923 7 0 7
1925 12 0 12
1926 10 0 10
1927 14 0 14
1928 10 0 10
1929 12 0 12
1930 17 0 17
1931 14 0 14
1932 15 0 15
1933 17 0 17
1934 19 0 19
1935 35 5 30
1936 32 5 27
1937 29 0 29
1938 28 0 28
1939 35 0 35
1940 39 0 39
1941 37 0 37
1942 54 0 54
1943 43 0 43
1944 60 8 52
1945 66 0 66
1946 79 7 72
1947 56 6 50
1948 72 5 67
1949 86 5 81
1950 72 0 72
1951 87 0 87
1952 105 5 100
1953 109 7 102
1954 108 0 108
1955 120 6 114
1956 103 5 98
1957 100 7 93
1958 113 5 108
1959 120 0 120
1960 163 5 158
1961 194 7 187
1962 173 0 173
1963 202 0 202
1964 212 0 212
1965 283 5 278
1966 289 0 289
1967 399 0 399
1968 642 0 642
1969 2,094 11 2,083
1970 4,347 25 4,322 #70 boy name
1971 7,533 44 7,489 #45 boy name
1972 7,437 33 7,404 #42 boy name
1973 9,422 60 9,362 #33 boy name
1974 13,395 92 13,303 #24 boy name
1975 15,275 73 15,202 #24 boy name
1976 20,264 126 20,138 #14 boy name
1977 21,753 139 21,614 #15 boy name
1978 19,634 123 19,511 #18 boy name
1979 21,145 134 21,011 #16 boy name
1980 20,043 140 19,903 #18 boy name
1981 19,221 108 19,113 #22 boy name
1982 16,576 107 16,469 #28 boy name
1983 14,347 91 14,256 #30 boy name
1984 13,343 87 13,256 #31 boy name
1985 13,531 84 13,447 #30 boy name
1986 16,384 120 16,264 #28 boy name
1987 14,579 109 14,470 #29 boy name
1988 13,254 91 13,163 #35 boy name
1989 13,156 78 13,078 #34 boy name
1990 11,727 43 11,684 #40 boy name
1991 10,439 38 10,401 #43 boy name
1992 9,072 30 9,042 #47 boy name
1993 8,592 21 8,571 #46 boy name
1994 8,255 28 8,227 #47 boy name
1995 7,101 16 7,085 #48 boy name
1996 6,428 18 6,410 #56 boy name
1997 5,812 8 5,804 #64 boy name
1998 5,559 18 5,541 #68 boy name
1999 5,029 14 5,015 #81 boy name
2000 4,752 15 4,737 #84 boy name
2001 4,280 12 4,268 #89 boy name
2002 4,170 6 4,164 #95 boy name
2003 3,896 7 3,889
2004 3,881 19 3,862
2005 3,493 10 3,483
2006 3,449 7 3,442
2007 3,433 6 3,427
2008 3,255 7 3,248
2009 2,940 0 2,940
2010 2,817 0 2,817
2011 2,521 0 2,521
2012 2,839 6 2,833
2013 2,520 0 2,520
2014 2,518 5 2,513
2015 2,385 0 2,385
2016 2,119 0 2,119

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Popularity of Jeremy as a first name

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Popularity of Jeremy as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jeremy U.S.
  White 68.92% 64.26%
  African American 17.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.31% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.08% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jeremy

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

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Fun Facts about the name Jeremy

  • How Popular is the name Jeremy? Jeremy is the 151st most popular name of all time. As a last name Jeremy was the 61,745th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jeremy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 434,507 babies born with the first name Jeremy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jeremy to occupy the country of Brunei with an estimated population of 422,700 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jeremy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1923 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Jeremy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jeremy is Sunday, February 11th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Jeremy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jeremy was in 1977 with a total of 21,614 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jeremy!
  • Random Jeremy Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jeremy ranks 25th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, 350 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Jeremy: Your name in reverse order is Ymerej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jyeerm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jeremy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 325 people with the last name Jeremy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jeremy? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jeremy as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k 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).
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