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Meaning and name origin
Ned \ned\ as a boy's name is pronounced nad. It is of English origin. Nickname for Edward (Old English) "wealthy guard" or Edmund (Old English) "wealthy protector".
For more information, see also related boy names Edgar and Edwin.
There are 2 feminine forms of Ned: Neda and Nedra.
Ned is a somewhat popular first name for males (#624 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#16804 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ned for boys (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ned and related names. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Edgar, Edmund, Edward, Edwin and Ned. (2015 statistics).
Suggested similar baby names are Aed, Ced, Jed, Nat, Neddy, Ner, Nev, Ted and Zed. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ned.