Jeremy

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Jeremy (plural Jeremys)

  1. A male given name, English form of Jeremiah. Also used to anglicize Irish Diarmaid (Dermot).
    • 1611 King James Version of the Bible: Matthew 2:17:
      Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet.
    • 1840 John Bowring: Memoirs of Jeremy Bentham. Tait's Edinburgh Magazine, p.169:
      He had the name of Jeremy given to him, because Jeremiah, as his father said, was a family name; and there was an advantage in curtailing a syllable, and in showing a preference towards the names of the New Testament over those of the old.

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