Boy Baby Name

Jerimiah

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Quick Facts on Jerimiah

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • American, Hebrew
  • Number of syllables:
  • 4
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 894
Pronunciation:
jeh-rә-MY-ah
Simple meaning:
Appointed by God, Yahweh has established

Characteristics of Jerimiah

  • Independent
  • Individualistic
  • Ambitious
  • Strong-willed
  • Inventive
  • Successful

Etymology & Historical Origin - Jerimiah

It looks like Jerimiah is an accidental misspelling of Jeremiah, or perhaps some parents feel like it looks more phonetic. The name Jeremiah comes from the Hebrew Yirmeyah meaning “appointed, exalted by Yahweh” and/or the word yirmәyāhû which means “Yahweh has established.” Jeremiah is borne in the Hebrew Bible (Christian 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 has 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 prevented if only the people had listened to his admonitions to repent! The name was mainly popularized by the nonconformist Puritans after the Reformation. It was a common practice among religious dissenters like the Puritans to name their children after Biblical characters who personified moral and religious strictness. They saw it as an act of modesty.

Popularity of the Name Jerimiah

The variant spellings of Jerimiah and Jeramiah have been mirroring the success of Jeremiah on the charts. The Jerimiah spelling first appeared in 1977 right when Jeremiah became a Top 1oo favorite boy’s name in America. Jerimiah dropped off the charts in the 1980s when it looked like Jeremiah was trending backwards. However, now that Jeremiah is back on top, Jerimiah has returned once again as an alternate spelling. Jeramiah (with an “a”) has followed the exact same pattern. Really, people. It’s spelled Jeremiah.
Popularity of the Boy Name Jerimiah
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Jerimiah

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    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Jerimiah

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  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Jerimiah

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  • Famous People Named Jerimiah

    Famous People Named Jerimiah

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  • Children of Famous People Named Jerimiah

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Personality of the Boy Name Jerimiah

The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged.  They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.

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