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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 boy names Jaron, Zachary, Garret and Gerard.


Jared is a very popular first name for males (#226 out of 1220, Top 18%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#15170 out of 88799, Top 17%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jared for boys. Jared reached its highest rank of #51 in the U.S. in 1998. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jared name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jared outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jared and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jordan (#55), Zachary (#82), Jared (#296), Jered, Jerod, Jerad, Jerrod, Jarrod, Gerard, Jarod, Jaron, Jarred and Garret. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Garret, Gerard, Jared, Jarod, Jaron, Jarred, Jarrod, Jerad, Jered, Jerod in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jerrod, Jordan, Zachary in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gerard, Jared, Jarod, Jarrod, Jordan, Zachary outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jared is also pronounced similarly to Jarryd. Other suggested similar baby names are Gared, Jareb, Jarek, Jarel, Jaren, Jareth, Jarett, Jarret and Zared. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jared.