What does Jared mean?
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".
How popular is Jared?
Jared is a very popular first name for men (#226 out of 1220, Top 18%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#15539 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Jared for boys. Jared entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #51 in the U.S. in the year 1998, and is at #296 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Jared and affiliated names. Jordan (#55 the previous year), Zachary (#82), Jordy (#927), Jorden, Jordi, Jory, Judd, Jerrod, Jered, Jaron, Jarod, Gerard, Jarred, Jarrod, Garret, Jerad and Jerod are the popular variation forms of Jared (#296 the previous year) rated in the Top 1000. Other forms, like Jarrot, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Jared was widespread during 1980-1989 (average #596) and is somewhat lower today (#853, ▼64%), with versions like Jorden, Jaron, Jarrod, Garret and Jerad becoming somewhat outmoded. Jordan, Zachary and Jared are three of the more trendy baby names here, with Jordan undergoing a resurgence in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Jared▲ is pronounced similarly to Geraud, Giraud and Jerryd. Other recommended similar baby names are Gared, Jareb, Jarek, Jarel, Jaren▼, Jareth, Jarett▼, Jarret, Jarreth, Jarrett▼, Jereth, Jerett and Zared. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jared.