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Jared meaning and name origin
Jared \j(a)-red\ as a boy's name is pronounced JARE-ed. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jared is "descending". Related to Jordan. Biblical: Jared was a pre-Flood ancestor of Jesus. Jered was a descendant of Judah. The modern popularity of Jared initially was perhaps due to the character Jarrod on the 1960s TV Western "Big Valley".
Jared has 15 variant forms: Jarad, Jarid, Jarod, Jarrad, Jarrard, Jarred, Jarrid, Jarrod, Jaryd, Jerad, Jered, Jerod, Jerrad, Jerred and Jerrod.
For more information, see also related names Jaron, Zachary, Garrett and Gerard.
Baby names that sound like Jared are Jarret, Ward, Jareth, Jarett and Jarryd.
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Popularity of Jared
Jared is a very popular first name for men (#226 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#15170 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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