• 333 Zed


First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Zed

"Zed" is a name of English origin, and it means "God is righteousness". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Zed
The letter Z; -- called also zee, and formerly izzard.

Etymology: F., probably through It. zeta, fr. L. zeta. See Zeta

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The 26th letter of the Roman alphabet ("the British call Z zed and the Scots call it ezed but Americans call it zee")

c.1400, from Middle French zede, from Late Latin zeta, from Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta). Letter had rare nonstandard usage in Old English, such as in "bezt" (betst) where it represented "ts".

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z/z.
  2. Something Z-shaped. Found in compounds such as zed-bar.
  3. (colloquial) (usually plural) Sleep (as in "get some zeds").

Notable Persons With the Name Zed

Zed Shaw is a software developer.


Zed is a notable somebody.


Zed Seselja is a Senator for the Australian Capital Territory, Member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly, for Molonglo, for Brindabella, Senatorfor theAustralian Capital Territory, Leader of the Opposition of the Australian Capital Territory, Member . Zed was born on March 27th, 1977 in Woden Valley, Canberra, ACT, Australia.


Zed Bias is a uk garage, 2-step garage, uk funky, and broken beat record producer and disc jockey. He was most prominent from 1990 to present. Zed was given the name Dave Jones . Zed is also known as Maddslinky.


Zed Al Refai is a mountaineer and coffee merchant. Zed was born on October 28th, 1966 in Kuwait.


Zed S. Stanton was an important human. Zed was born on May 1st, 1848 in Roxbury, Vermont. Zed is also known as Zed Silloway Stanton and Z. S. Stanton. He passed away on August 15th, 1921.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Zed

Zed is a notable somebody.


Paul Zed is a member of parliament. Paul was born on December 31st, 1956 in Toronto.


David Zed is an important human.


Common last names for Zed

  • Taylor

Fun Facts about the name Zed

  • How Popular is the name Zed? Zed is the 19,920th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Zed have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 333 babies born with the first name Zed in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zed to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zed? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Zed first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zed is Tuesday, February 2nd, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Zed born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zed was in 1988 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Zed: Your name in reverse order is Dez. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ezd. How do you pronounce that?

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What does the name Zed mean?

Zis for zest, your zeal for life.

Eis for endear, all those you touch.

Dis for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.