is a popular first name (personal name) in many English
-speaking nations, including the United States
. The name Jared is derived from the Old Testament
of the Bible
, where it appears in the Book of Genesis
(Gen. 5:15-20). The biblical Jared was the son of Mahalalel and the father of Enoch
. The word is of archaic Hebrew
origin, meaning "the descendant".
Jared is also the name of the spokesperson (Jared Fogle) for the Subway Restaurants chain of sandwich shops, generally referred to in television commercials as "Jared from Subway".