Jed Name Meaning & Origin

Jed

Pronunciation: JEHD (key)

Origin of the name Jed:

Short form of Jedidiah, which is derived from the Hebrew Yedidiah (beloved of Jehovah).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Personal experiences with the name Jed

My daughter is friends with a boy called Jed. It is short for Joseph Edward. Joseph is his grandfather and Edward is his dad. Very cute idea!

And I assume his last name started with D.

I know a boy named Jed because of his grandpa's initials are J.E.D. Kinda a neat way to honor a grandpa without it being the same name.

Nicknames for Jed

Jedidiah

Actually, Jed is a nickname for Jedidiah.

Meanings and history of the name Jed
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Jed in song, story & screen

Jed Bartlett was the fictional president in tv show The West Wing. His real name was Josiah.
Jed Clampett from the Beverly Hillbillies

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