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'.
VARIANTS: Jarod, Jarred, Jarrod, Jerrod, Jerred (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Iared (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