What does Jarod mean?
Jarod [jar-od] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and Jarod means "descending". Jarod is an alternate form of Garret (Irish, Gaelic): surname derived from Gerald and Gerard. Jarod is also a form of Jared (Hebrew): related to Jordan.
Jarod has 19 more related forms via Garret, Jared, Jordan: Garrot, Garry▼, Gary▼, Jarad, Jarrard, Jarred▼, Jarret, Jarrot, Jarrott, Jered, Jerred, Jerrot, Jordi, Jordon▼, Jordy▲, Jori, Jory, Jud and Judd.Creative forms:
(male) Jarde, Jarte, ..
(female) Jardi, Jarta, .. Middle name pairings:
Jarod Shaan (J.S.), ..
How popular is Jarod?
Jarod is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#1108 out of 1220, Top 91%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Jarod for boys. Jarod was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #275 in the U.S. in the year 1998, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Shown below is a study of the popularity of Jarod and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Jarod ranked in the Top 2000 are Garret, Garry, Gary (#582 the previous year), Jarad, Jared (#340), Jarid, Jarrad, Jarred, Jarret, Jarrid, Jarrod (#1952), Jaryd, Jerad, Jered, Jerod, Jerrad, Jerred, Jerrod, Jordan (#60), Jordi (#1175), Jordon (#1624), Jordy (#874), Jory and Judd (#1498). Other forms, like Jarrott, are uncommon. These relations of Jarod were popular during 1950-1959 (average #1687) and are now significantly less conventional (#1684, ▼74.5%), with versions such as Jarod becoming less stylish. Jordan has generally been preferred by parents, although Jordy appears to be gaining popularity too.
Jarod▼ is pronounced similarly to Jarryd and Jerryd. Other recommended names are Brod, Elrod, Jaco, Jacob, Jacot, Jadon▼, Jago, Jairo, Jakob▼, Jakov, Jalon, Jamon, Jamond, Jano, Janos, Jarah, Jaran, Jarard, Jaray, Jareb, Jarek, Jarel, Jaren▼, Jarin, Jaris, Jarl, Jaron▼, Jaronn, Jarron, Jary, Jaryl, Jaryn, Jason▼, Javon, Jaxon▲, Jayron, Jerold▼, Jeron, Jiro and Joron. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jarod.