Ned: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Ned

A diminutive of Edward, meaning "wealthy guardian." In medieval times, the affectionate phrase "mine Ed" probably morphed into "my Ned." And that's pretty damn adorable, just as your little Ned will be.

Nicknames:

Neddy.

Famous people named Ned:

Actors Ned Beatty, Ned Eisenberg, and Ned Austin; NASCAR driver Ned Jarrett; lyricist Ned Washington; baseball player Ned Yost.

Fun fact:

The name Ned appears frequently in pop culture, from "The Simpsons" to "Game of Thrones."

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