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What does Jeb mean?

Jeb Pronunciation of Jeb as a boys' name. Nickname of dashing Confederate general James Ewell Brown Stuart, who was a wily commander of the calvary. Politician Jeb Bush. Also form of Jacob.


ASSOCIATED WITH brown, commander (leader), bush (tree)




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How popular is Jeb?

Jeb is an uncommonly occurring given name for males and an unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Jeb was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its peak position of #1191 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Jacob (#13 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) is the only other popular alternative form of Jeb rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Jeb reached the apex of their popularity 2 decades ago (ADOPTION OF 1.84%) and are now significantly less common (ADOPTION 0.65%, 65%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeb, Jacob in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jeb is pronounced similarly to Joab, Job and Jobe. Other recommended sound-alike names are Je-, Jed, Jeh, Jem, Jet, Seb, Web and Zeb. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jeb.