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Meaning and Name Origin

Ned \ned\ 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".

For more information, see also 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.


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 (#16804 out of 88799, Top 19%). (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. during the years 1890-1899, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Ned and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Ned rated in the Top 1000 are Edward (#160 last year), Eduardo (#261), Edwin (#297), Edgar (#300), Eddie (#590), Edison (#690), Teddy, Ted, Edmund, Eddy, Edmond, Ed and Edwardo. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during 1940-1949 and are now much less widespread, with versions such as Eddie, Edwin, Edgar, Ned and Teddy becoming somewhat dated. Edison (#690) and Eduardo (#261) are two of the more fashionable baby names in this list, with Edison having a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ed, Eddie, Eddy, Edgar, Edison, Edmond, Edmund, Eduardo, Edward, Edwardo in U.S.

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

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

Similar 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.