What does Obed mean?
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) with the suffix -ed. Obed is also a variation of Oved (Hebrew).
(male) Ored, Osed, ..
(female) Obedda, Obeddea, ..
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)
Presented below is the baby name history of Obed for boys. Obed reached its top rank of #1167 in the U.S. in 2005, and is presently at #1648. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Obie and Obadiah are the popular related forms of Obed (#1648 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 has become much lower since.
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.