Meaning: May God praise him
Alternate spellings: Jeramiah, Jerimiah, Jerremiah
Jeremiah was a bullfrog? No, Jeremiah was a major prophet of the Old Testament who warned the people of Israel about disasters but was unheeded (hence the term “jeremiad” – a long, cautionary complaint). It derives from the Hebrew for “may God praise him.” The name was popular among the Puritans in the 1500s, who were happy to name their children after a prophet of doom. In the U.S., Jeremiah has been a steady presence on the charts since the 1880s, but never overly popular. Jeremiah broke into the top 100 in 2001. Other spellings include Jeramiah and Jerimiah.
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Rank of Similar Names in 2008