Jared: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Jared

Jared

Pronunciation: JEH-rid, JA-rid (key)

Origin of the name Jared:

The Greek cognate of the Hebrew Yered, a name derived from yaredh (descent). Var: Jarrod, Jerod, Jerrod.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Jared: | Edit

I LOVE my name and I am most certainly NOT a Mormon. I am complemented on it all the time. I do find that I must annunciate VERY clearly when introducing my self as many people HEAR Jerry and I immediately correct them. The only playground taunt kids could come up with was "Jar-Head" which actually is a US Marine so that is not so bad.

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Because Jared is both a Biblical and Book of Mormon name, and has popular naming elements, Jared is a popular choice among Latter-day Saints families who want a "Mormon" name for their son that is not too out of the mainstream.

Jared's my brother's name so I am a bit biased but I love the name, when I hear it I think of tousled copper hair, fishing barefoot, whittling, cracking jokes, a wide playful smile, and the bluest eyes around, everything that reminds me of him. He's a pretty amazing person and gets compliments on his name all the time. Growing up I called him Jay Jay. My mom called him Jare Bear or Jerry and his friends called him J Man.

Nicknames for Jared: | Edit

Jarebear
Jerry, Jay Jay
Jarry
Jazza
Jeff
J
Jed
Red
JD
J-Dizzle
JR
J-Man
Jay (My Jared's surname begins with J and JJ soon became Jay)
Jar Head - by peers at school.

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Famous real-life people named Jared: | Edit

Jared Leto, American musician and actor
Jared Padalecki, American actor
Jared Followill, American musician

Jared in song, story & screen: | Edit

Jared Cameron, Twilight Saga

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