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Quick Facts on Jeremy

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • English, Hebrew
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 159
Simple meaning:
Appointed by God, Yahweh has established

Characteristics of Jeremy

  • Dependable
  • Solid
  • Practical
  • Hard-working
  • Industrious
  • Studious
  • Conservative

Etymology & Historical Origin - Jeremy

Jeremy is the anglicized form of the name Jeremiah which in turn is derived from the Hebrew name Yirmeyah meaning “appointed by God” and/or the word yirmәyāhû which means “Yahweh has established.” Jeremiah is borne in the Bible and Old Testament in a book that bears his name. Appointed by God “from the womb,” Jeremiah is often referred to as the “Weeping Prophet” given his gloomy subject matter. Arguably the most depressive person in the Bible, poor Jeremiah had the unfortunate commission from God to prophesize the destruction of Jerusalem at the hands of the Babylonians. Jeremiah must bear witness to this horrible event knowing full well that it could have been avoided if only the Israelites had listened to his admonitions to repent! The name was mainly popularized by the austere Puritans in the 16th century, given their penchant for Biblical names depicting moral and religious strictness. Jeremy became established as an English form of the name and popularized in the 20th century.

Popularity of the Name Jeremy

The name Jeremy pops up on the U.S. popularity charts for the first time in 1942 and slowly advances though the late 1960s at which point the name makes some serious upward progress in terms of usage. By 1970, Jeremy lands a spot on the Top 100 list of most favored boys’ names. The name maintains a spot on the Top 50 from 1971 through 1995 (25 straight years). The zenith of Jeremy’s popularity really came in the latter half of the 1970s when it averaged a position on the Top 20. Today, the name has slipped down to position #142 on the charts; its peak of success is clearly behind us. Nonetheless, Jeremy still holds a Top 100 place in New York and New Jersey (as well as Delaware, Mississippi and Alabama). It’s an updated, more modern and less-Biblical sounding version of Jeremiah. It’s a simple, unpretentious and all-around cute name for a little boy. Like the names Justin and Jason, those of us who grew up in the 1980s remember at least one cute boy in our class named Jeremy.
Popularity of the Boy Name Jeremy
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Jeremy

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Jeremy

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Jeremy

    Jeremy Atticus “Jem” Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird) Jeremy (or "Jem" as he's known) is the young boy, the brother of Scout and son of Atticus, in Harper Lee’s 1960 novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. He was portrayed by Phillip Alford in the immensely successful 1962 movie of the same name. Jem is a very appealing youth, the good-but-not-perfect son, the preening but affectionate older brother. He strives to live up to his father’s ideals, and he tries to pass on some of his hard won “wisdom” to his little sister (not without a bit of grandstanding). The outcome of what is essentially a civil rights trial that his father is defending has a profound effect upon him and his evolving sense of what is good and right in the world. At the novel’s end we are left with the sense that while Jem may have been temporarily disillusioned, his familial background is strong enough to allow him to recover from a loss of innocence, to mature to a deeper understanding of the ways of the world, and to determine to better them wherever possible. He is a boy whom any parent or sibling would be proud to claim.

  • Popular Songs on Jeremy

    Popular Songs on Jeremy

    Jeremy - a song by Elan

    Jeremy - a song by Pearl Jam

    Jeremy - a song by The Magnetic Fields

    Jeremy Bender - a song by Emerson, Lake & Palmer

    Jeremy Newborn Street - a song by The Nields

    Today Jeremy Challenges the World - a song by Folly

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Jeremy

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Jeremy

    Jeremy and The Enchanted Theater (Becky Citra) - Jeremy should be at home eating his supper. Instead he has traveled through time with a cat named Aristotle to Mount Olympus, home of the Greek gods. Neither he nor Aristotle has any idea how to get home, let alone how to help Mr. Magnus lift Zeus's curse on his theater, where no play has been performed for years. Not knowing what else to do, Jeremy and Aristotle climb toward the summit, finding adventure all the way. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Jeremy Bean (Alice Schertle) - Jeremy Bean has a problem. Several, in fact. But a kid like Jeremy Bean can come up with some pretty unusual solutions, such as putting a bug in his pocket, wearing a lamp shade on his head, hiding in the school janitor's closet, and collecting everyone's shoes. If you're looking for adventure with a laugh along the way, meet Jeremy Bean! Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Jeremy Bender vs. the Cupcake Cadets (Eric Luper) - When eleven-year-old Jeremy Bender does major damage to his father's prized boat, he figures he has one way to avoid being grounded for life: Fix it before Dad finds out. But even if Jeremy and his best friend, Slater, combined their allowances for a year, they still wouldn't have enough money for the cost of repairs. Inspiration strikes when the boys see an ad for the Windjammer Whirl. Sponsored by the Cupcake Cadets, the model sailboat race pays five hundred dollars to the winner. There's just one problem: You must be a Cadet—and a girl—to compete. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Jeremy Cabbage and the Living Museum of Human Oddballs and Quadruped Delights (David Elliott) - Jeremy Cabbage stuck at Harpwitch’s Home for Mean Dogs, Ugly Cats, and Stray Children, where the dogs are treated better than the kids. And things aren’t much better on the outside: the city is ruled by the arrogant and foolish Baron Ignatius von Strompe, who’s on a campaign to stamp out anyone who’s different. At the top of his list are the outlandish people known as cloons, who look like clowns, say what they want, do as they please, and make everyone laugh the whole way through. Jeremy’s only chance is a good adoption—but who would possibly adopt Jeremy, an unloved, unwanted eleven-year-old? The answer sets Jeremy off on an outrageous, comical adventure that brings him face-to-face with the Baron himself. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Jeremy Draws a Monster (Peter McCarty) - The New York Times Book Review says: “Tired of having only imaginary companions, Jeremy seeks out real friends, in this marvelous and comic tale of the consolations and limits of our imaginations.” Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life (Wendy Mass) - The summer he turns 13, Jeremy receives a mysterious box with the engraved words "the meaning of life: for Jeremy Fink on his thirteenth birthday." The box was left by his father, who has been dead for five years. It has four locks, but Jeremy finds no keys to open them. As Jeremy and his best friend, Lizzy, embark on a quest to find the keys, they travel across Manhattan from flea markets to fancy office buildings and museums, searching, as it turns out, not only for keys but also insights into science, religion, art, friendship, and family. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher (Bruce Coville) - Jeremy forms an unexpected bond with Tiamat the dragon in this sequel to The Monster's Ring. Recommended for ages 8-12.

    Jeremy Visick (David Wiseman) - When Matthew Clemens ventured into the churchyard to gather information about the Cornish miners buried there, one gravestone in particular seemed to call his attention. The inscription was to Reuben Visick and his two eldest sons, all three killed in a mining accident more than a hundred years before. But below the inscription were the words that echoed again and again in Matthew’s head: “And to Jeremy Visick, His Son, Age 12, Whose Body Still Lies in Wheal Maid.” The lines were as clear to Matthew as if he’d heard them spoken. Night after night they drew him to the churchyard, or to the outbuilding behind the Clemens home, where Jeremy Visick had lived, until Matthew began to sense that somehow his destiny and Jeremy Visick’s were inexorably intertwined. Jeremy Visick is an irresistible and gripping adventure story about loyalty and one boy’s commitment to another across time. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Jeremy: The Tale of the Honest Bunny (Jan Karon) - Part Peter Rabbit, part Velveteen Rabbit, Jeremy is a gentle little tale of a handmade bunny with honesty sewn right in. Lovingly crafted by a young woman in England, Jeremy knows he is destined for America. But rather than be shipped off in a cardboard box, he decides to make the journey himself. With the help of a lonely old man named Mr. Pruneholt, a sea captain and his noisy parrot, and a sweet but slightly barmy old woman called the Village Dear, Jeremy makes his way across the sea and into North Carolina. Along the way he dodges grabby children, a hungry fox, and finds an unlikely friend in an owl. Written as a kind of allegory for a favorite psalm of the author's, the tale is also a mini-Odyssey, complete with a sea crossing, beastly obstacles, and the promise of home at the end of the peregrinations. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Little Jeremy Fisher Stickers (Anna Pomaska) - Twenty-four full-color stickers capture the whimsy and charm of one of Beatrix Potter's most beloved stories, The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher. Here is Jeremy with his bubble pipe, his violin, floating on his lily-pad boat, struggling with a trout, and more — many scenes recalling memorable moments of the story. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Jeremy

    Famous People Named Jeremy

    Famous People Named Jeremy - Jeremy Camp (Christian musician); Jeremy Irons (actor); Jeremy London (actor); Jeremy Piven (actor); Jeremy Renner (actor)

  • Children of Famous People Named Jeremy

    Children of Famous People Named Jeremy

    Famous People who Named their Son Jeremy - Donny Osmond (entertainer); Jermaine Jackson (musician); Katherine Kelly Lang (daytime actress)

  • Historic Figures

    Jeremy - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Jeremy - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Jeremy.

Personality of the Boy Name Jeremy

The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature.  They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.

Variations of the Baby Name - Jeremy

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