What does Obed mean?
Obed /obed/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Obed is "servant of God; worshipper, follower". Obed is an alternate spelling of Obadiah (Hebrew). Obed is also a variation of Oved (Hebrew).
How popular is Obed?
Obed is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#124109 out of 150436, Top 82%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Obie is the only popular related form of Obed (not in Top 1000) listed in the Top 1000. Forms like Ovadiah are uncommon. Adoption of this boy name was at its highest during 1890-1899 (usage of 0.407%) and has become much lower since, with Obie becoming less trendy. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Obed and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)