Given Name JARED

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: יָרֶד, יֶרֶד (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: JER-əd (English), JAR-əd (English)   [details]

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'.

Categories

biblical patriarchs, trendy
VARIANTS: Jarod, Jarred, Jarrod, Jerrod, Jerred (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Iared (Biblical Greek), Yared, Yered (Biblical Hebrew), Iared (Biblical Latin), Yared (Ethiopian)
  United States
2016
  Australia (NSW)
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2016
  Canada (BC)
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  England and Wales
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Sources & References

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