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pinWhat does Ned mean?

Ned /ned/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is pronounced nad. It is of English origin. Nickname for Edward (Old English) "wealthy guard" or Edmund (Old English) "wealthy protector".

Related boy names: Edgar and Edwin.


Ned has 38 alternative forms via Edmund, Edward: Duarte, Eadbhard, Eadmund, Eadward, Eamon, Eamonn, Ed, Eddie, Eddy, Edik, Edison, Edmon, Edmond, Edmonde, Edmondine, Edmondo, Edmundo, Edmwnd, Edoardo, Edouard, Eduard, Eduarde, Eduardo, Edvard, Edvardas, Edwardo, Edwards, Eideard, Ekewaka, Eudard, Eumann, Ewart, Lalo, Neddie, Odon, Ted, Teddie and Teddy.

Ned has 2 feminine forms: Neda and Nedra.

Kreatif forms: Nedne, Nedtu, Nened. [more]

pinHow 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)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Ned for boys. Ned reached its peak position of #304 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Edward (#160 last year), Eduardo (#261), Edwin (#297), Edgar (#300), Eddie (#590), Edison (#690), Teddy, Ted, Edmund, Eddy, Edmond, Ed and Edwardo are the popular alternative forms of Ned. Forms like Neddie are uncommon. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.634%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.2644%, down 58.3%), with versions such as Eddie, Edwin, Edgar, Edmond and Edwardo becoming somewhat dated. Edison (#690) and Eduardo (#261) are two of the more fashionable baby names in this list, and there is a resurgence in birth name popularity for Edison. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Ned and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ned, Ed, Eddie, Eddy, Edgar in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Edison, Edmond, Edmund, Eduardo, Edward in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Edwardo, Edwin, Ted, Teddy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eddie, Edward, Teddy outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Aed, Ced, Ged, Jed, Nat, Neddy, Ner, Nev and Zed. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ned.