Jarod is a strong and hearty baby name for boys. As the brawny alternative to the name Jared, this version has an adventurous connotation in popular culture. Jarod is protagonist of the action drama The Pretender, and Jarod King is the titular protagonist of novel Jarod's Heart. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Jarod:

Hebrew: Descent

Origin of the name Jarod:

Jarod is an alternative spelling of the name Jared. This name derives from the Hebrew word יָרֶד yared and means “descent.”

Symbolism of the name Jarod:

Jarod is a variation of the Hebrew name Jared. The biblical Jared was the sixth of the ten antediluvian generations between Adam and Noah. According to the Book of Jubilees, the meaning of Jared comes from the Hebrew root y-r-d “to descend” because angels descended to into the world during this patriarch's lifetime. Both Jared and Jarod have served as given names since the Protestant Reformation. The symbol for Jarod is the archangel.

Baby name Jarod

Style of the name Jarod:

Biblical

Gender of the name Jarod:

Jarod is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Jarod

JAR-əd

Number of syllables in the name Jarod:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Jarod:

The name Jarod evokes feelings of genuineness and gusto.

Alternative spellings for the name Jarod:

Nicknames for the name Jarod:

Popularity of the name Jarod:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Jarod was the 988th most popular baby name for boys in 2004. Jarod ranked among the top 1,000 baby names for boys from 1971-2004.

Related names for the name Jarod:

Great middle names for Jarod and their meanings:

  • Aaron (exalted, strong, high mountain, messenger)
  • Arnold (eagle power)
  • Cole (charcoal, swarthy)
  • Gaston (stranger, foreigner, guest)
  • Jonathan (God has given)
  • Moses (son, deliverer, drawn from water)
  • Marcelo (little warrior, devoted to Mars)
  • Nelson (champion, cloud)
  • Ricardo (brave ruler, powerful leader)
  • Tyrone (yew tree, well-born, lord)
  • Yannis (God is gracious)

Famous people with the name Jarod:

  • Jarod Alexander Arroyo (swimmer)
  • Jarod Clemons (son of music legend Clarence Clemons)
  • Jarod Green (film director)
  • Jarod Joseph (actor)
  • Jarod Keller (physician)
  • Jarod Lucas (basketball player)
  • Jarod Miller (television host)
  • Jarod James Palmer (ice hockey player)
  • Jarod Rawiri (actor)

Jarod in popular culture:

  • Jarod (protagonist of the action drama The Pretender)
  • Jarod Giraffe (hero of the Jarod Giraffe children's book series by Leela Hope)
  • Jarod, Gujarat (village in India)
  • Jarod King (titular protagonist of Jarod's Heart by Elise Manion)