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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.


Popularity

Ned is a somewhat popular first name for males (#624 out of 1220, Top 51%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#16804 out of 88799, Top 19%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ned for boys. Ned reached its highest rank of #304 in the U.S. in 1890-1899 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ned and related names. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Edward (#160), Edwin (#297), Edgar (#300), Ned and Edmund. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Edgar, Edmund, Edward, Edwin, Ned in U.S.

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


Similar Names

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

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