Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Jeremy m. Hebrew יִרְמְיָה 'God exalts'.

The name of a Biblical prophet. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Jeremy, Jeremye.

The name was sometimes used as an anglicization of Gaelic Diarmaid (cf. Dermot), and is also sometimes confused with Jerome.

England
Dutch
1571 Jeremias AuFr Asse; 1575 Jeremias ibid. Cleven; 1576 Jeremias ibid. Dortyn; 1582 Jeremias ibid. Buren; 1588 Jeremias ibid. Dregge; 1596 Jeremias ibid. Coudron; 1598 Jeremias ibid. Elst
Early Modern English
1564 Jarame WAmar-1 p. 76; 1599 Jeramye BUmar-vol2 p. 118
France
Latin
1135 Jeremias (nom) clairvaux-12thc 7; 1147 Jeremia (abl) ibid. 14, Jheremia (abl) ibid. 14; 1163–64 Jheremias (nom) ibid. 106; 1164 Jheremias (nom) ibid. 120
Middle French
1562 Jeremie RegPCC-1 p. 8, Jérémie ibid. p. 11; 1563 Jérémye ibid. p. 34; 1564 Jérémye ibid. p. 86; 1566 Jhérémie ibid. p. 252, Jérémie ibid. p. 218; 1568 Jérémie ibid. p. 394; 1571 Jérémye ibid. p. 443
Germany
Latin
1173 Jheremias (nom) quix-vol1 81; 1212 Geremus (nom) ibid. 103
Early New High German
1497 Jeremias Nurn1497 2054
Italy
Latin
1195 Geremia (nom) ChStBo1 II; 1236 Geremie (abl) TirNot1 9; 1285 Ieremie (gen) Perugia1285 p. 154
The Netherlands
Dutch
1574 Jeremijas NHG-Middelburg p. 69; 1577 Jeremijas ibid. p. 69
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Jeremy". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Jeremy.