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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".


Variations

Jed has 2 variants: Jedd and Jedediah.

Jed has 1 more different form via Jedidiah: Jedadiah.


Popularity

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)

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

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jed, Jedediah, Jedidiah in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jed and related baby names outside U.S.


Similar Names

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.

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