What does Jared mean?
Jared /ja-red/ [1 syll.] as a boys' 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 22 more relations via Jarrod, Jordan: Giordano, Jarrot, Jarrott, Jarryd, Jerrot, Jerrott, Jordaan, Jordain, Jordao, Jordell, Jorden▼, Jordi▼, Jordon▼, Jordy▼, Jordyn▼, Jori, Jory, Jourdain, Jourdaine, Jourdan, Jud and Judd.Kreatif forms: Jored, Jured. [more]
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), Jordyn (#895), Jordy (#927), Jorden, Jordi, Jory, Judd, Jordon, Jerod, Jaron, Jarod, Gerard, Jarred, Jarrod, Garret, Jered, Jerad and Jerrod are the popular variation forms of Jared (#296 the previous year) rated in the Top 1000. Forms like Jarrott are uncommon. Usage of these boy names was at its apex in 1990 (usage of 0.3828%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.1373%, ▼64.1%), with versions like Jorden, Jordyn, Jordon, Jaron and Jerrod becoming somewhat outmoded. Jordan (#55), Zachary (#82) and Jared (#296) are three of the more trendy baby names here, with Jordan undergoing a resurgence in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)