What does Ned mean?
(male) Need, Nerd, ..
(female) Neddi, Nete, .. Middle name pairings:
Ned Draven (N.D.), ..
How popular is Ned?
Ned is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#624 out of 1220, Top 51%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#19976 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Ned reached its peak position of #304 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with similar and related boy names. Edward (#158 from recent data), Edwin (#311), Edgar (#317), Edmund (#1109), Eddy (#1433), Teddy (#1708), Ted and Ed are the popular alternative forms of Ned. These forms of Ned reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 3.04%) and are now much less conventional (usage 0.27%, down 91%), with versions such as Ned becoming somewhat dated.