The name Jeremy ranked 88th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics, 76th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census and 53rd in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1994 US Census.
This name is highly rated both on the 1990 U.S. Census list and in state data recording the most popular baby names.
So bitter and tempestuous were the moral exhortations of the Jewish prophet Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah in English) that any communication similarly laden with condemnation and predictions of doom has come to be called a ''jeremiad'' in his honor.
Curiously, none of this fire and brimstone descended upon Jeremy; it evolved from the prophet's name without picking up any of its stormy associations.
Science and Philosophy
Jeremy Bentham (born 1748, died 1832)
English jurist and philosopher.
A Utilitarianist, he believed that governments should work for the ''''greatest happiness of the greatest number'''' (see list of Philosophers)