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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 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).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jared for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jared and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Garrett, Gerard, Jared, Jarod, Jaron, Jarred, Jarrod, Jerad, Jered, Jerod, Jerrod, Jordan and Zachary. (2014 statistics).
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.
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