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Quick Facts on Jared

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Hebrew
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 305
Simple meaning:
He who descended

Characteristics of Jared

  • Cooperative
  • Considerate
  • Compassionate
  • Nurturing
  • Sensitive
  • Patient
  • Loving
  • Kind
  • Gracious
  • Balanced

Etymology & Historical Origin - Jared

This modern sounding name was actually borne from the Bible as a descendent of Adam (Genesis 5:15-20). The name comes from the Hebrew root word “yrd” meaning ‘he who descended’ which makes sense because Jared and his kinfolk were busy living long lives and breeding a whole slew of descendents between Adam and Noah. The other interesting distinction about Jared is the fact that he’s the second oldest person ever to live in the Bible. According to Genesis, Jared died at the age of 962; we couldn’t make this stuff up if we tried. (Incidentally, Jared’s grandson, old Methuselah, had him beat by seven years, as he lived to be 969). Apparently they had some really good super-vitamins and HMOs at the beginning of time. Jared was occasionally used by the Puritans; it was their custom to pick lesser-known names from the Bible as a display of modesty when naming their children. For the most part, Jared has experienced most of its popularity in the 20th century.

Popularity of the Name Jared

The name Jared showed up on the U.S. popularity charts in 1882 then disappeared. The name reemerged in the 1930s and 40s, but had a tough time sticking to the charts. Finally, by the 1950s and 60s, Jared was clearly on his way to stardom after so many false starts. The name would hit the Top 100 list of most commonly used boy names in 1975 and stay there for almost 30 years. The name’s heyday came in the 1980s and 90s when it pretty much averaged around an impressive #60 on the charts. As we’ve turned into the 21st century, however, Jared appears to be losing its magic. The name has fallen at a pretty fast clip and now enjoys only fair-to-moderate levels of popularity. Jared feels like a very modern name, rather than a crusty old Biblical name. Quite literally ‘he who descended’ is a perfect name for your baby since he is descending from you! We know that Jared is a little out of style today (compared to 15 years ago), but it’s still a cool name.
Popularity of the Boy Name Jared
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Jared

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Jared

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Jared

    Jared We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Jared.

  • Popular Songs on Jared

    Popular Songs on Jared

    Jared - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Jared.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Jared

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Jared

    Jared and the Ordinary, Handy-Dandy, Excellent, Extraordinary, Plain Brown String (Dana Webb) - What can a boy do with a simple piece of string? When Jared’s mom receives a gift in the mail, she gives the wrapping to the kids and challenges them to see what they can do with their simple gifts. Carly gets the brown paper, Mike gets the box, but Jared just gets the brown string. What can a boy do with a simple piece of string? The answer may surprise you. Recommended for ages 7-10.

    Jared Lester, Fifth Grade Jester (Tanya Lloyd Kyi) - A spunky story about a boy with energy to burn and an unusual dream. When Jared sees a court jester in a movie, he immediately wants this to be his future. Jared can already juggle. He can also do flips and memorize jokes. But where is he going to find a royal court to perform in? He gets his chance when his school announces that one student will be chosen to perform for visiting royalty. The big night arrives, and Jared's act is flawless. More important, when another performance goes dangerously wrong, Jared's quick response and talent result in a dramatic rescue. Jared discovers his skills could take him farther than he'd ever imagined. Surrounded by engaging characters -- the misunderstood bully, the perpetually tormenting sister, and the benignly inattentive parents -- readers will be charmed by the spirited Jared's passionate determination to master his act in the face of chronic doubt from family and schoolmates. Recommended for ages 8-11.

  • Famous People Named Jared

    Famous People Named Jared

    Famous People Named Jared - Jared Leto (actor); Jared Vogle (spokesman for Subway restaurants)

  • Children of Famous People Named Jared

    Children of Famous People Named Jared

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Jared - James Belushi (actor); Paula Zahn (TV journalist); Richard Harris (actor)

  • Historic Figures

    Jared - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Jared - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Jared.

Personality of the Boy Name Jared

The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.

Variations of the Baby Name - Jared

  • No Variations Found.
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