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National Jared Day – October 19, 2023

National Jared Day takes place on October 19. The name Jared is a Hebrew boys’ name that means “he descends.” Jared is an ‘Old Testament’ name that has been popular for decades. It was resurrected in the 1960s thanks to television westerns and is still a popular choice. According to the “Bible,” Jared was a descendent of Adam who became the father of Enoch at the age of 162 and then lived for another 800 years. Jared Leto and Jared Harris are two current Jareds. In the “Twilight” series of novels and films, Jared Cameron is a shape-shifting werewolf.

History of National Jared Day

The biblical patriarch Jared lived 962 years and was the sixth of the 10 pre-flood generations between Adam and Noah, according to the ‘Book of Genesis.’ He was the son of Mahalaleel and the father of Enoch. Because “the angels of the Lord descended to Earth” in his day, the biblical narrative in the ‘Book of Jubilees’ indirectly etymologizes the name as derived from the root word meaning ‘descend.’ Words like ‘rose,’ ‘servant,’ and “one who rules” have been proposed as alternative etymologies for the name.

Saint Yared, a descendant of Jared, was an Ethiopian bishop in the 6th century who pioneered the use of sacred music in Ethiopian Orthodox worship. His feast day is 11 Genbot, and he is considered a saint by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

Jared is a frequent Jewish and Christian Protestant first name in the English language. The Jared surname has a long and illustrious history dating back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Gerard’s son gave it to him. Jared is a surname that comes from the Old German name Gerhard, which means “spear-brave.” The Latin forms Gerardus and Girardus were documented in the Domesday Book of 1086, which is where the surname Jared first appeared. Gerardus was attested in Norfolk from 1134 to 1140 and in Lincolnshire from 1149 to 11622, indicating that the Latin form was still in use.

National Jared Day timeline

6th Century
Saint Yared

Ethiopian bishop, Saint Yared is a saint attached to the name Jared.

1975
It Becomes Popular

The name Jared becomes popular in America, ranking at number 100.

2002
“Blade II”

Jared Nomak is a fictitious character in “Blade II.”

20th Century
A Popular First Name

Jared gains the majority of its popularity as a first name.

National Jared Day FAQs

What are Jared's nicknames?

Jar, Jeri, and Red are all nicknames for Jared.

Is there a Spanish name for Jared?

There is no equivalent in Spanish.

Is the word ‘Jared’ a scrabble word?

Jared isn’t a scrabble word.

National Jared Day Activities

  1. Make a special meal

    Cook a special dinner. The person being honored can select the main course and/or the entire dinner.

  2. Eat a cake

    It might not be your birthday. However, you can order a custom-made cake with your name on it.

  3. Bake cookies

    Make a cookie tower out of your name. Cookie cutters containing letters can easily accomplish the job. After your hard work, reward yourself with some freshly baked cookies.

5 Interesting Facts About The Name Jared

  1. Its popularity

    The surname Jared is the 75,206th most popular in the world.

  2. Jared as a surname

    This surname is shared by around 6,530 people around the world.

  3. Census

    For the surname Jared, there are 6,000 census entries available.

  4. 201,050 reports

    The name Jared was reported 201,050 times in the S.S.A. public database from 1880 to 2018.

  5. Tanzania

    The name Jared is more popular in Tanzania than anywhere else in the world.

Why We Love National Jared Day

  1. Names are important

    Our names are the way people address and remember us. When someone remembers our name, we feel valued and respected.

  2. It gives us an identity

    When a person is given a name, they become officially recognized by society. Because of his or her namesake, his or her behaviors will be distinguishable from those of others.

  3. Bragging

    It's a good excuse to boast about your name and how awesome it is. Use today to do so, especially if your name is Jared.

National Jared Day dates

YearDateDay
2023October 19Thursday
2024October 19Saturday
2025October 19Sunday
2026October 19Monday
2027October 19Tuesday

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