The name Jared is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "he descends". Jared is ranked #385 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Your Six Kids - Take Three, Leave Three".
From the experts:
Jared is an Old Testament name that has been popular for decades--it was revived in the sixties via TV westerns-- and is still an appealing option.
In the Bible, Jared was a descendant of Adam who became the father of Enoch at the age of 162--and then lived on for another eight hundred years. Two contemporary Jareds are actors Jared Leto and Jared Harris. Jared Cameron is a shape-shifting werewolf character in the Twilight series of books and movies.
Other spellings include Jarred, Jarrad, Jarrod and Jarod.