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Gender: Male Meaning of Jeremy: "appointed by God" Origin of Jeremy: English form of Jeremiah Jeremy's Popularity in 2017: #193

The name Jeremy is a boy's name of English origin meaning "appointed by God". Jeremy is ranked #193 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Association Game".

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This one-time trendy form of Jeremiah hovered just outside the Top 25 throughout the 1970s and 80s.

Scout's brother Jem in To Kill a Mockingbird was christened Jeremy Atticus Finch, Jem being a very appealing nickname. Jeremy Piven and Jeremy Renner are two current bearers.

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Famous People Named Jeremy

Jeremy Bernard Corbyn, British Leader of the Opposition
Jeremy Lee Renner, American actor
Jeremy Samuel Piven, American actor
Jeremy John Irons, English actor
Jeremy Philip Northam, English actor
Jeremy Michael London, American actor; twin brother Jason Paul London
Jeremy Brett (born Peter Jeremy William Huggins), English actor
Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson, English television presenter
Jeremy Furstenfeld, American drummer of band Blue October
(John) Jeremy Thorpe, English politician
Jeremy Allen Mayfield, American NASCAR driver
Jeremy Charles Shockey, American football player
Jeremy Shu-How Lin, American basketball player
Jeremy Miles "Jinxx" Ferguson, American musician
Jeremy Irvine (born Jeremy William Fredric Smith), English actor
Jeremy Kent Jackson, American actor
Jeremy Robert Myron Sumpter, American actor
Jeremy David Affeldt, American baseball pitcher
Jeremy Soule, American composer
Jeremy Bentham, English philosopher
Jeremy Thomas Camp, American Christian singer-songwriter
Jeremy Michael Jordan, American actor
Jérémy Stravius, French swimmer
Jeremy Joseph Vuolo, American former soccer player and husband of Jinger Duggar
Jeremy Allen White, American actor
Jeremy Warner, American actor in YouTube sketch comedy show Studio C
Jeremy Vine, English radio presenter
Jeremy Kyle, reality tv host
Jeremy Shada, American actor and voice actor

Pop Culture References for the name Jeremy

Jeremy Atticus "Jem" Finch, in Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
Jeremy Gilbert, character on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"
Jeremy Potts, from "Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang"
Jeremy (Jeremiah) Johnson, character on the Disney cartoon "Phineas and Ferb"
Jeremy Duncan, teenaged central character from the comic "Zits"
Jeremy Fink, main character in Wendy Mass's "Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life"
Jeremy "Jez" Usborne, character on British TV series "Peep Show"
"Jeremy," song by Pearl Jam
Jeremy/Jeremie Belpois, character from "Code Lyoko"
Jeremy Darling, character from TV series "Dirty Sexy Money"
Jeremy Jones, in the TV show "Jane by Design"
Jeremy, a character in the Nickelodeon cartoon "Harvey Beaks"
Jeremy Poldark, character in the Poldark books by Winston Graham and TV series
Jeremy Heere, character in musical "Be More Chill"
Dr. Jeremy Reed, character from TV series "The Mindy Project"


TechnoKitten Says:


Strong and handsome boy name.

LV51sfan91 Says:


I love the name Jeremy for a boy! Mostly because I love Jeremy Camp and his song "beautiful one." Jeremy's meaning is fantastic too!

Wittyusername103 Says:


That's a good idea.

ziggywiggy Says:


WOW! I'm surprised nobody has commented on this name yet, considering it's a classic. I really love this name with the nickname Jem!