Ned Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Ned:
Pet form of Edward (wealthy guardian) in use since the 14th century. Ned is also bestowed as an independent given name.
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Medieval diminutive of Edward, Edwin and Edmund.
Ned is Scottish slang for working-class, poorly educated, aggressive teenagers.
My dad used to talk about thugs "raising cain" and "raising ned". He'd say "your brother is going out to raise ned!"
- Famous real-life people named Ned
Ned Beatty, American actor.
Ned Kelly, Australian outlaw and folk hero.
Ned Low, pirate in the 18th century, who operated in the West Indies
- Ned in song, story & screen
Ned, main character on ABC's "Pushing Daisies"
Ned Nickerson, Nancy Drew's long time boyfriend.
Ned Flanders, animated character on "The Simpson's"
Ned Bigby, character on the Nickelodeon's "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide."
Ned Gerblansky, animated character on "South Park."
"Ned & Stacey", sitcom starring Thomas Haden Church and Debra Messing.
"Ned Kelly," film starring Heath Ledger and Orlando Bloom.
Ned Wakefield, fictional character in the Sweet Valley High book series.
Ned Banks, a fictional character and is the son of Delia Banks, a friend of Melinda Gordon in the Television show, Ghost Whisperer.