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Origin: France
Region Origin: Western Europe

Jeremy is a masculine name of Old English origin, meaning "lifted up" or "exalted by God". It is an anglicized form of the Hebrew name Jeremiah, which gives the name strong biblical roots. The name Jeremy is derived from the Hebrew name "Jeremiah," which means "God will uplift" or "God will exalt". In the Bible, Jeremiah was a prophet who spoke out against the injustices of his time. The name Jeremy gained popularity in the 1970s and 1980s, partly due to its connection to faith and its encouraging symbolism. Even though it has faded down the list of popular names, Jeremy remains in the top 300 names for decades. Some famous people named Jeremy include actors Jeremy Irons, Jeremy Renner, and Jeremy Sumpter. The name Jeremy has also been featured in popular culture, such as in the song by Pearl Jam and the character Jeremy Atticus "Jem" Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird".

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