Gender: Male Meaning of Jared: "he descends" Origin of Jared: Hebrew Jared's Popularity in 2019: #361

Jared Origin and Meaning

The name Jared is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "he descends".

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.

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Rank in US: #361

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QueenieGuldbaek Says:


Grandpa, I think I have diarrhea!

beauty_is_terror Says:


Jared (19) never learned how to read

QueenieGuldbaek Says:


Jared, Jared, are you in there, Jared?

headintheclouds Says:


Jared's a very sporty, all-American type name to me; all the Jareds I've met have been athletic popular confident types, so that's the association I have. It strikes me as very modern-ish although it's an olden biblical name (unlike classics like e.g. David and Daniel), and it's one of those names that seem like it would be heard everywhere, but it's actually not that pervasive or popular.

Chrissy425 Says:


One of my best friends' boyfriend is named Jared. I really like the name Jared. To get on his nerves I often times call him Jablue (instead of jaRED) because it's a very stupid nickname lol.

Essa Says:


Jared, nickname Jed, perfect!