Gender Masculine
Scripts יָרֶד, יֶרֶד(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. JAR-əd(English)  [key·IPA]

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 [1].

Related Names

VariantsJarod, Jarred, Jarrod, Jerrod, Jerred(English)
Other Languages & CulturesIared(Biblical Greek) Yared, Yered(Biblical Hebrew) Iared(Biblical Latin) Yared(Ethiopian)
User SubmissionJáred

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Sources & References

  1. Evans, Cleveland Kent. The Great Big Book of Baby Names. Publications International, 2006, page 171.
Entry updated February 4, 2020