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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.

Jared is also pronounced similarly to Jarryd. Other suggested similar baby names are Gared, Jareb, Jarek, Jarel, Jaren, Jareth, Jarett, Jarret and Zared.

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Popularity of Jared

Jared is a very popular first name for males (#226 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#15170 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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