Jeremy (name)

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Pronunciation jer-uh-mee
Gender Male
Meaning the Lord loosens, God will uplift, Yahweh is exalted
Other names
Related names Jeremiah

Jeremy, Jeremie, or Jeremi is a masculine given name. It is an Irish variant of the biblical name Jeremiah.


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Previously uncommon in the United States, the name Jeremy became popular from the 1950s, through the 1960s and into the 1970s, rising abruptly from the 296th-ranked male given name in 1968 to be the 42nd-ranked name in 1972. Since the mid-1980s, its popularity has gradually fallen.

Popularity of "Jeremy" from 1960–2006
Year Rank
2006 123
2004 111
2000 84
1996 56
1992 47
1988 35
1984 30
1980 18
1976 14
1972 42
1968 296
1964 538
1960 619
Source: Social Security Administration.

The name was historically much more popular in the United Kingdom than in the United States, especially among the middle class, but by the time of its sudden popularity in the United States, its British popularity was in decline. It was the 62nd most commonly given male name in England and Wales in 1974, but it had fallen out of the top 100 by 1984 and has not appeared in it since. It was the 498th most commonly given male name in England and Wales in 2011, with 83 recorded births.[2]

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  1. ^ Kachold, Rich. <> "Jeremy," WikiName - All About Names
  2. ^ Baby Names website