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Gender: Male Meaning of Jared: "he descends" Origin of Jared: Hebrew Jared's Popularity in 2017: #385

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.

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Famous People Named Jared

Jared, in the bible he bore a son when he was well over 100 years and lived for a very long time
Jared Tristan Padalecki, American actor
Jared Joseph Leto, American actor and musician
Jared Mason Diamond, American scientist and author
(Jared) Drake Bell, American actor and singer
(Michael) Jared Followill, American musician of band Kings of Leon
Jared Scot Allen, American NFL football player
Jared Cook Jr., American NFL football player
Jared Sullinger, American basketball player
Jared Schutz Polis, U.S. Congressman from Colorado
Jared William Huffman, U.S. Congressman from California
Jared Francisco Borgetti (Echavarría), Mexican footballer
Jared Antonio Farrow, birth name of comedian Jay Pharaoh
Jared Scott Gilmore, American actor
Jared Fogle, disgraced American spokesman for Subway restaurants
Jared Eiseley Palmer, American tennis player
Jared James, son of actor Jim Belushi
Jared Corey Kushner, American businessman and investor, married to Ivanka Trump
Jared Mecham, American vlogger as part of "Ellie and Jared"
Jared Shores, American director and co-creator of YouTube sketch comedy show Studio C
Jared Knabenbauer, full name of American YouTuber "proJared"

Pop Culture References for the name Jared

Jared Barkley, eldest son on TV's "The Big Valley"
Jared "Enigma" McCloud, character on TV's "Nip/Tuck"
Jared Grace, character in "The Spiderwick Chronicles"; twin brother Simon Grace
Jared Cole, character in movie "Into the Blue"
Jared Booth, character on TV's "Bones"
Jared Howe, character in Stephenie Meyer's "The Host"
Jared Frio, character in "The Sims 3" computer game
Jared, jewelry store
Jared Dunn, character on HBO's "Silicon Valley"
Jared Kleinman, character in "Dear Evan Hansen"