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Gender: Male Origin of Jed: Diminutive of Jedidiah

The name Jed is a boy's name of Arabic origin. Jed and is often added to lists like Cool Cowboy Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Who's their sibling?".

From the experts:

Cowboyish short form that's both macho and cool. Got prime time exposure on The West Wing.

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Famous People Named Jed

Jed Allan, American actor
Jed Saul Rakoff, U.S. federal judge
Jed Harris (born Jacob Hirsch Horowitz), Austrian-American producer
Edwin Fish "Jed" Gould III aka Jed the Fish, American radio deejay
Jed Madula, stage name of John Edward Tajanlangit, Filipino singer
Jed Prouty, American actor
Jedson Louis "Jed" Simon, American heavy metal musician
Jed Tucker Whedon, American screenwriter; brother of Joss Whedon
Jed Hardy Koster (b. 2011), son of AFL player Kym Koster

Pop Culture References for the name Jed

Josiah Edward "Jed" Bartlet, US President on TV's "The West Wing"
Jed Clampett, character on TV's The Beverly Hillbillies
Jedediah "Jed" Leland, reporter in the film Citizen Kane
Jed Stone, character on British soap opera Coronation Street
Jed Walker, character in DC Comics
Jed Maxwell, character on British TV series "I'm Alan Partridge"
Jed Wright, boss in video game "Dead Rising 2: Case Zero"
Jed Garrity, character on TV's "The 4400"
Jed, a character in "The Forest of Hands and Teeth," by Carrie Ryan

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