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Scriptsיָרֶד, יֶרֶד Ancient Hebrew
PronouncedPron.JER-əd English
JAR-əd English

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name יָרֶד (Yared) or יֶרֶד (Yered) meaning "descent". This is the name of a close descendant of Adam in the Old Testament. It has been used as an English name since the Protestant Reformation, and it was popularized in the 1960s by the character Jarrod Barkley on the television series 'The Big Valley'.
VariantsJarod, Jarred, Jarrod, Jerrod, Jerred English
Other Languages & CulturesIared Biblical Greek Yared, Yered Biblical Hebrew Iared Biblical Latin Yared Ethiopian

Sources & References

  • Cleveland Kent Evans, The Great Big Book of Baby Names (2006)


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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute