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What does Obed mean?

Obed Pronunciation of Obed [obed] 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).

Associated with: servant.


3 different relations via Obadiah, Oved: Obadya, Obediah and Obie.

Creative forms:
(male) Ored, Osed, ..


Middle name pairings:
Obed Forrest (O.F.), ..

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. Demographics)

Obed reached its top rank of #1167 in the U.S. in 2005, and is presently at #1738. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Obed name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Obadiah (#1707 in recent rankings) and Obie are the popular related forms of Obed (#1738 in recent rankings) listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Obadya, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Obed was widespread among parents a century ago and is almost as widespread today.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Obed, Obadiah, Obie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Obed and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aed, Aled, Amed, Ced, Fred, Ged, Jed, Joed, Meed, Ned, Obert, Obi, Ohad, Ohed (see Ohad), Ole, Oleg, Olen, Omer, Orel, Oren, Osei, Osred, Ovid, Owen, Reed, Syed, Ted, Umed and Zed. These names tend to be more commonly used than Obed.

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