Hebrew (ירמיהו) means - "God-appointed; Yahweh exalts".
Jeremiah was one of the main prophets of the Hebrew Bible. His writings are put together in the Book of Jeremiah.
In Judeo-Christianity, Jeremiah is traditionally credited with authoring the Book of Jeremiah, 1 Kings, 2 Kings and the Book of Lamentations with the assistance and under the editorship of Baruch ben Neriah, his scribe and disciple. Judaism considers the Book of Jeremiah part of its canon, and regards Jeremiah as the second of the major prophets. Christianity regards Jeremiah as a prophet while Catholicism in particular regards him as a Saint.