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What does Jarod mean?

Jarod \j(a)-rod\ as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and Jarod means "descending". Jarod is a form of Garret: surname derived from Gerald and Gerard. Jarod is also a form of Jared (Hebrew): related to Jordan.


Jarod has 9 variants: Jarid, Jarrad, Jarrid, Jarrod, Jaryd, Jerad, Jerod, Jerrad and Jerrod.

Jarod has 44 more related forms via Garret, Jared, Jordan: Gareth, Garett, Garrard, Garreth, Garretson, Garrett, Garrith, Garritt, Garrot, Garrott, Garry, Gary, Garyth, Gerrit, Gerritt, Gerrity, Giordano, Jarad, Jarrard, Jarred, Jarret, Jarrett, Jarrot, Jarrott, Jered, Jerred, Jerrot, Jerrott, Jordaan, Jordain, Jordao, Jordell, Jorden, Jordi, Jordon, Jordy, Jordyn, Jori, Jory, Jourdain, Jourdaine, Jourdan, Jud and Judd.


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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Jarod and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Jarod ranked in the Top 1000 are Garett, Garret, Garrett (#236 the previous year), Garry, Gary (#560), Jared (#296), Jarred, Jarret, Jarrett, Jarrod, Jerad, Jered, Jerod, Jerrod, Jordan (#55), Jorden, Jordi, Jordon, Jordy (#927), Jordyn (#895), Jory and Judd. These boy names were at the top of their popularity during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.3791%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.1318%, down 65.2%), with versions such as Gary, Jarrett, Jorden, Jordon and Jordyn becoming somewhat outmoded. Garrett (#236), Jared (#296) and Jordan (#55) are three of the more contemporarily stylish birth names here, with Garrett and Jordan undergoing a rekindling in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Garett, Garret, Garrett, Garry, Gary, Jared, Jarod, Jarred, Jarret, Jarrett in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jarrod, Jerad, Jered, Jerod, Jerrod, Jordan, Jorden, Jordi, Jordon, Jordy in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gary, Jared, Jarrod, Jordan, Jordon outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jarod is pronounced similarly to Jarryd. Another recommended similar baby name is Jaron. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jarod.