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pinWhat does Ned mean?

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".

Related boy names: Edgar and Edwin.


Ned has 5 alternative forms via Edmund, Edward: Ed, Eddy, Neddie, Ted 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 statistics of Ned for boys. Ned reached its peak position of #304 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Edward (#160 from recent data), Edwin (#297), Edgar (#300), Ted, Teddy, Ed, Edmund and Eddy are the popular alternative forms of Ned. These forms of Ned reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.743%) and are now much less conventional (usage 0.249%, down 66%), with versions such as Eddy becoming somewhat dated.

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

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

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

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Ned is alike in pronunciation to Knud. Other suggested similar baby names are Aed, Ced, Ged, Jed, Ner, Nev and Zed. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ned.