What does Ned mean?
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 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. during the years 1890-1899, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
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. 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)