Anglicized form, used in the Authorized Version of the New Testament (Matthew 2:17; 27:9), of the biblical name Jeremiah. Well-known British bearers include the politician Jeremy Thorpe (b. 1929), the actor Jeremy Irons (b. 1948), and the columnist and television presenter Jeremy Clarkson (b. 1960).
Irish: Anglicized form of various Gaelic names, such as Mac Conmidhe (see McNamee); Ó Connmhaigh or Mac Connmhaigh (‘descendant (or son) of Connmhach’, a personal name derived from connmach ‘headsmashing’), also Anglicized as Conoo; and Ó Conbhuide (‘descendant of Cú Bhuidhe’, a personal name composed of the elements cú ‘hound’ + buidhe ‘yellow’).