What does Jed mean?
Jed \jed\ as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jed is "beloved of the Lord". Short form of Jedidiah. Has a certain rustic aura due to the character Jed Clampitt on the popular TV show "The Beverly Hillbillies".
Jed▼ has 1 more different form via Jedidiah: Jedadiah.
Jed is a somewhat popular first name for males (#961 out of 1220, Top 79%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Jed for boys. Jed was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its peak rank of #654 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Popular related forms of Jed are Jedidiah (#782 a year ago) and Jedediah. Adoption of these boy names was at its highest during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.2023%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.0727%, down 64.1%), with the form Jed becoming less trendy. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Jed and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Jed▼ is alike in pronunciation to Jade▼, Joed, Jud, Judd and Jude. Other recommended similar baby names are Aed, Ced, Ged, Jada, Je-, Jeb, Jeh, Jem, Jet, Jeth, Jett, Jodi, Jody▼, Ned▼, Ted▼ and Zed. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jed.