Meaning and name origin
Obed \o-bed\ as a boy's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Obed is "servant of God; worshipper, follower". Obed is a variant of Obadiah (Hebrew); biblical: a lesser prophet from the Old Testament. Also a variant of Oved (Hebrew): related to Obadiah.
Obed is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Obed for boys (2014 statistics).