Name: Jared

Origin and Meaning of the Name Jared

  • Meaning:
    To descend, descendant
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (JARE ed)
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Miscellaneous Info for Jared

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    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    In the Bible, Yared is the grandfather of Methuselah. Jared may also be taken as a variant of Yered, one of the names applied to Moses.

    Actor and musician Jared Leto is a famous bearer.

    Captain Jared Bilby is a main character in Esther Forbes 1928 psychological thriller novel "A Mirror for Witches". Jared is also the name of a sixteen year old shape shifter that can turn into a wolf in Stephenie Meyer's popular Twilight series.

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