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since 1880
Last Name
1k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Ned

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 33 0 33
1881 18 0 18
1882 33 0 33
1883 30 0 30
1884 24 0 24
1885 26 0 26
1886 35 0 35
1887 28 0 28
1888 30 0 30
1889 28 0 28
1890 49 0 49
1891 26 0 26
1892 25 0 25
1893 34 0 34
1894 42 0 42
1895 38 0 38
1896 34 0 34
1897 29 0 29
1898 35 0 35
1899 38 0 38
1900 46 0 46
1901 22 0 22
1902 32 0 32
1903 23 0 23
1904 44 0 44
1905 27 0 27
1906 32 0 32
1907 54 0 54
1908 42 0 42
1909 45 0 45
1910 45 0 45
1911 64 0 64
1912 109 0 109
1913 148 0 148
1914 178 0 178
1915 252 0 252
1916 227 0 227
1917 280 0 280
1918 304 0 304
1919 270 0 270
1920 284 0 284
1921 288 0 288
1922 293 0 293
1923 278 0 278
1924 292 0 292
1925 279 0 279
1926 294 0 294
1927 261 0 261
1928 299 0 299
1929 283 0 283
1930 259 0 259
1931 259 5 254
1932 261 0 261
1933 241 0 241
1934 266 0 266
1935 255 0 255
1936 266 0 266
1937 289 0 289
1938 298 0 298
1939 318 0 318
1940 282 0 282
1941 279 0 279
1942 273 0 273
1943 282 0 282
1944 265 0 265
1945 256 0 256
1946 280 0 280
1947 313 0 313
1948 285 0 285
1949 273 0 273
1950 279 0 279
1951 296 0 296
1952 268 0 268
1953 264 0 264
1954 259 0 259
1955 266 0 266
1956 255 0 255
1957 259 0 259
1958 227 0 227
1959 220 0 220
1960 221 0 221
1961 197 0 197
1962 195 0 195
1963 188 0 188
1964 147 0 147
1965 128 0 128
1966 128 0 128
1967 98 0 98
1968 113 0 113
1969 120 0 120
1970 99 0 99
1971 114 0 114
1972 74 0 74
1973 63 0 63
1974 80 0 80
1975 81 0 81
1976 77 0 77
1977 72 0 72
1978 48 0 48
1979 74 0 74
1980 73 0 73
1981 68 0 68
1982 61 0 61
1983 51 0 51
1984 46 0 46
1985 51 0 51
1986 37 0 37
1987 37 0 37
1988 42 0 42
1989 47 0 47
1990 48 0 48
1991 34 0 34
1992 37 0 37
1993 39 0 39
1994 22 0 22
1995 28 0 28
1996 15 0 15
1997 23 0 23
1998 17 0 17
1999 18 0 18
2000 15 0 15
2001 19 0 19
2002 21 0 21
2003 18 0 18
2004 23 0 23
2005 27 0 27
2006 16 0 16
2007 16 0 16
2008 12 0 12
2009 11 0 11
2010 11 0 11
2011 16 0 16
2012 12 0 12
2013 14 0 14
2014 11 0 11
2015 17 0 17

Fun Facts about the name Ned

  • How many people with the first name Ned have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17,193 babies born with the first name Ned in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ned to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ned? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 33 new born babies.
  • When was Ned first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ned is Tuesday, August 31st, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Ned born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ned was in 1939 with a total of 318 babies.
  • Random Ned Factoid: According to the 1917 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ned ranks 72nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, 16 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1917.
  • Weird things about the name Ned: Your name in reverse order is Den. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Den. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ned? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,187 people with the last name Ned.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ned? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ned as their last name since less than 1 person in 250k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Ned as a first name

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Popularity of Ned as a last name

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Common last names for Ned

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Walker
  • Jackson
  • Wilson
  • Thomas
  • Moore
  • Clark
  • Harris
  • White
  • Lewis
  • Anderson

Common first names for Ned

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ned U.S.
  White 8.34% 64.26%
  African American 69.67% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 6.40% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 9.44% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.38% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ned

People with the last name Ned are most frequently African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Ned" mean? The list below shows the origins of Ned as well as things modernly associated with the name Ned such as celebrities named Ned.

English

Origin and Meaning of Ned

The name "Ned" is of English origin, and it means "Diminutive form of names beginning with Ed-". It's a name commonly given to boys.

  1. A medieval diminutive of the male given name Edward.

Ned Beatty

Ned Beatty is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1956 to present. Ned was born in 1937 as Ned Thomas Beatty in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.

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Ned Bellamy

Ned Bellamy is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1979 to present. Ned was born in 1960 in Dayton, Ohio, United States.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Ned

Ned Devine's
Ned Nih
Ned Rocknroll
Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning
Ned Vizzini
Ned Flanders
Ned Stark
Ned Yost
Ned Kelly
Ned Weeks

What does the name Ned mean?

Nis for normal, step outside of the box!

Eis for enamoured, forever will your children be with you

Dis for discreet, you can keep a secret.

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