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pinWhat does Jared mean?

Jared /ja-red/ 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 15 variants: Jarad, Jarid, Jarod, Jarrad, Jarrard, Jarred, Jarrid, Jarrod, Jaryd, Jerad, Jered, Jerod, Jerrad, Jerred and Jerrod.

Affiliated boy names: Jaron, Zachary, Garret and Gerard.

Jared has 9 more relations via Jarrod, Jordan: Jarrot, Jarryd, Jorden, Jordi, Jordy, Jori, Jory, Jud and Judd.

Kreatif forms: Jareddi, Jorred. [more]

pinHow 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)

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

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jared, Garret, Gerard, Jarod, Jaron in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jarred, Jarrod, Jerad, Jered, Jerod in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jerrod, Jordan, Jorden, Jordi, Jordy in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jory, Judd, Zachary in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

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.