Jed

First Name
8k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jed

"Jed" is a name of American origin, and it means "Friend Of God". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary
  1. A diminutive of the male given name Jedidiah.

Notable Persons Named Jed

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Jed was born in 1966.

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Jed Whedon is a writer and musician. Jed was given the name Jed Tucker Whedon on July 18th, 1974 in United States.

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Jed Johnson was a film director and designer. Jed was born on December 30th, 1948 in Alexandria, Minnesota. He left this life on July 17th, 1996.

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Jed Rees is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1990. Jed was born on March 8th, 1970 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Jed Hoyer is a general manager (baseball) and general manager. Jed was born on December 7th, 1973.

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How popular is the baby name Jed in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1913 5 0 5
1915 5 0 5
1916 7 0 7
1917 7 0 7
1918 9 0 9
1919 11 0 11
1920 9 0 9
1922 5 0 5
1923 5 0 5
1924 9 0 9
1925 11 0 11
1926 6 0 6
1928 12 0 12
1929 11 0 11
1930 13 0 13
1931 14 0 14
1932 10 0 10
1933 15 0 15
1934 13 0 13
1935 10 0 10
1936 13 0 13
1937 13 0 13
1938 18 0 18
1939 20 0 20
1940 11 0 11
1941 18 0 18
1942 19 0 19
1943 24 0 24
1944 19 0 19
1945 21 0 21
1946 23 0 23
1947 53 0 53
1948 54 0 54
1949 57 0 57
1950 53 0 53
1951 65 0 65
1952 65 0 65
1953 101 0 101
1954 128 0 128
1955 136 0 136
1956 141 0 141
1957 120 0 120
1958 144 0 144
1959 128 0 128
1960 139 0 139
1961 183 0 183
1962 168 0 168
1963 95 0 95
1964 82 0 82
1965 66 0 66
1966 68 0 68
1967 68 0 68
1968 89 0 89
1969 105 0 105
1970 113 0 113
1971 143 0 143
1972 131 0 131
1973 155 0 155
1974 235 0 235
1975 214 0 214
1976 219 0 219
1977 241 0 241
1978 281 0 281
1979 219 0 219
1980 217 0 217
1981 227 0 227
1982 164 0 164
1983 173 0 173
1984 151 0 151
1985 145 0 145
1986 131 0 131
1987 129 0 129
1988 119 0 119
1989 125 0 125
1990 94 0 94
1991 75 0 75
1992 85 0 85
1993 86 0 86
1994 88 0 88
1995 82 0 82
1996 80 0 80
1997 78 0 78
1998 86 0 86
1999 57 0 57
2000 70 0 70
2001 80 0 80
2002 71 0 71
2003 92 0 92
2004 65 0 65
2005 79 0 79
2006 70 0 70
2007 57 0 57
2008 60 0 60
2009 72 0 72
2010 59 0 59
2011 84 0 84
2012 63 0 63
2013 67 0 67
2014 76 0 76
2015 76 0 76
2016 64 0 64
2017 77 0 77

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Popularity of Jed as a first name

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Popularity of Jed as a last name

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Common last names for Jed

  • Smith
  • Johnson

Fun Facts about the name Jed

  • What name lists does Jed rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Jed? Jed is the 2,802nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Jed have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,319 babies born with the first name Jed in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jed to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jed? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Jed first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jed is Sunday, June 9th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Jed born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jed was in 1978 with a total of 281 babies.
  • Random Jed Factoid: According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jed is not a popular baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1978.
  • Weird things about the name Jed: Your name in reverse order is Dej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jde. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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