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Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: He Who Descends

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Jared

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Jared in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Jared:

  • Records indicate that 193,333 boys in the United States have been named Jared since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1998, when 7,457 people in the U.S. were given the name Jared. Those people are now 23 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      16 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Jared. I'm surprised at how few people have this name, spelled this way, before ~1965, according to the chart, as it's a very old name (very old spelling, too). I'm 20, and I like my name." May. 16, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my first born son Jared so i love it! Its a strong, handsome, masculine name and it suits him so well." Mar. 10, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jared.I am in the UK and most names called Jared are in the US." Dec. 31, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named one of my twin sons Jared in 2007. Its a great name that sounds strong and unfussy. Great for a boy." Jun. 5, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 13 year old grandson is named Jared. He's a great kid with a great name." May. 10, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the way the name Jared sounds and also the way it looks when it's typed or written." May. 13, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "We live in the UK and have named our youngest son Jared (Evan for his middle name) everyone we have met have said how much they love the name and how they had not heard of it before. My Nieces wife actually has a nephew called it as well and apart from the celebs he's the only other Jared we know of. I love the name and it suits my son amazingly well, our eldest is called Aaron (middle name of Bryan after my Dad) and we had lots of comments on his name when he was born in 2002 and now people say we've chosen well for both of our boys. Oh and no one has ever called Jared Jerry! Not sure why anyone would! Aaron is called 'Azza' by his friends at school and Jared can't quite say it (he turns 2 in Feb) so calls him 'Ara'." Jan. 9, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "so many famous people are called Jared, I think it's a fabulous name! Whenever I have a child, I am definitely going to call it Jared for sure! It's such a common name in the USA but in the UK you don't seem to find people called Jared at all so I think it will be nice!" Jun. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name..I even fell in love with a guy named Jared" Jan. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little brother's name is Jared. You pronounce it Jare-red. I don't like the way people call him Jare-ed. It's so annoying!" Aug. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi! I'm 26 years old and have only met five others with the same name as me. Often people do mispronounce it but overall a good name. I'd would rather repeat my name 1,000 times before having the same name as someone else." Apr. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our 1st son's name is Jared who is now 4. I really did my research before we decided. We call him Ja-red or Jed for short so there's no confusion to be called Jerry. I know names can be a big influence in how your life can be. I hope my son will love his name and not be self conscious about it." Mar. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Jared. My ex-neighbour has named her son Jarod which is a nice variant but I prefer Jared, it's so cool! To the guy who hates his name: Take a pill!" Mar. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "People always spell it jerry unless you specifically tell them otherwise" Jun. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "When I pronounce my name to people I first meet they always think my name is Jerry. Maybe I don't open my mouth wide enough or something, but I think this name is cool!!! It was the name of Noahs son in Genesis ( A book in the Bible)." Apr. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I did not know in 1995 when I named my son, Jared, that it would be so common. He is almost never the only boy named Jared in a group." Dec. 30, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      4 Negative Comments

  • "i have a boy in my class named Jared. He is so cute. I really love that name. I have 3 friends named Jared. I never knew it would be so common among men." Dec. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "dont like it at all - my friends name is jared and he even says he hates it" Dec. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey people check it out. My name is Jared and much like the other person name Jared it's not very cool at all. He is right about repeating it and I have never once introduced myself to a group and not been called Jerry. People do not take the name seriously in the real world. As a matter of fact ALL the people i am associated with call me by nicknames, Not by my choice. Think twice about naming your son this. Good meaning Bad name." Dec. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "pronounced: "jare-ed" all three 1st grade classes at my son's school has a Jared." Oct. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      7 Neutral Comments

  • "Back in the early 70s, I named my son Jared (middle name Scott). I had only heard the name twice; in the bible and on the tv show "The Big Valley", and went with the biblical spelling. A lot of people didn't know how to spell it or even pronounce it at that time. Since then it has become more common. I obviously like it and so does my son." Aug. 18, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "When i answer my name is "Jared" eveybody always thinks i say "Jerry" its soo annoying and embarrassing sometimes!" Aug. 5, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriend's name is Jared. There are a lot of other Jareds around here, in fact, my good friend is also dating a Jared which makes for an interesting time when we ask, "Where's Jared?" I didn't know a lot of Jareds growing up, maybe one or two, but since I started dating one, I took notice of how popular a name it really is." Sep. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jared and I love it. It is so cool. My friends in scouts and school call me "J-rad"and that's okay. I have never ever been called Jerry and I they did, I would correct them. Be proud of your name and who you are." May. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Jared because in the 1970's I wanted something different but not odd. I like the name when I heard it as one of the characters on a Western T.V. show..."The Big Valley." I thought it sounded masculine.He says he likes it enough." Nov. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son is is called Jared and is nearly three. We live in London and its not a name we hear all the time and we love it. takes people a while tpo pronounce it correctly." Aug. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jared and I sort of don't like it. I have to repeat myself several times when introducing myself because people have a hard time understanding it. I don't think it personifies "professionalis" and is just kind of dull." Mar. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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