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Ned 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 names Edgar and Edwin.
Baby names that sound like Ned are Neddy and Nat. Other similar baby names are Aed, Ced, Ted, Jed, Ner, Nev and Zed.
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Popularity of Ned
Ned is a somewhat popular first name for men (#624 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#16804 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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