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Jared is a Hebrew boy’s name that means “he descends”. Jared was at peak popularity at the end of the 20th century. Jared has been replaced by names like Jensen and Jeremiah.

Meaning of the name Jared:

Hebrew: he descends

Origin of the name Jared:

Jared is derived from the Hebrew name Yared that means “he descends”.

Symbolism of the name Jared:

Jared is often associated with cowboys and the wild west due to several characters named Jared featuring in popular TV westerns of the 1960’s.

Baby name Jared

Style of the name Jared:

traditional

Gender of the name Jared:

Jared is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Jared:

JAR-əd

Number of syllables in the name Jared:

two

Emotion evoked from the name Jared:

Jared evokes feelings of hard work and strength.

Alternative spellings for the name Jared:

Jarred, Jarrad, Jarrod and Jarod

Nicknames for the name Jared:

Popularity of the name Jared:

According to the Social Security Administration, Jared is a popular boy’s name that has been in the top 1000 names since 1938. Jared was in the top 100 between 1976 and 2002. As of 2020 Jared is #368.

Related names for the name Jared:

Great middle names for the name Jared and their meanings:

  • Andrew (strong and manly)
  • Alexander (defending man)
  • Caspian (white)
  • Leo (lion)
  • Rhys (ardor)
  • Wyatt (brave in war)
  • Zachary (the Lord has remembered)
  • Matthew (gift of God)
  • Patrick (noble, patrician)
  • Ezekiel (God strengthens)
  • Emrys (immortal)
  • Mateo (gift of God)
  • Sage (wise and knowing)
  • Knox (round hill)
  • Beckett (bee hive, little brook or bee cottage)

Famous people with the name Jared:

  • Jared Padalecki (American actor)
  • Jared Leto (American actor and musician)
  • Jared Diamond (American scientist and author)
  • Jared Drake Bell (American actor and singer)
  • Jared Sullinger (American basketball player)

Jareds in popular culture:

  • Jared “Enigma” McCloud (television, “Nip/Tuck”)
  • Jared Booth (television, “Bones”)
  • Jared Howe (literature, “The Host” by Stephenie Meyer)
  • Jared (literature, “The Invisible Ring” by Anne Bishop”)
  • Jared Dunn (television, “Silicon Valley”)