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.

Belgium
Dutch
1597x1598 Jeremias BoonenGes p. 345, Jheremias ibid. p. 331
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 Jérémie ibid. p. 468, 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; 1419 Ieremia (abl) CatTir1 59; 1422 Ieremia (abl) ibid. 68
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 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Jeremy.