GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: יָרֶד, יֶרֶד (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: JER-əd (English), JAR-əd (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Hebrew name יָרֶד (Yared) or יֶרֶד (Yered) meaning "descent". This is the name of a close descendent 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'.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Jarod, Jarred, Jarrod, Jerred, Jerrod (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Iared (Biblical Greek), Yared, Yered (Biblical Hebrew), Iared (Biblical Latin), Yared (Ethiopian)
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