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Origin: Kenya
Region Origin: Eastern Africa

Jarrod is a masculine name with British and Hebrew roots, derived from the Hebrew word "yared" meaning "descent". It is a variation of the name Jared, and both names have alternative meanings such as "spear strong" in English and "rose (flower)" in Hebrew. The name Jarrod has a biblical connection as well, representing the sixth of ten generations between Adam and Noah. In Hebrew tradition, Jared acquired his name because messengers of God descended to earth during his lifetime. Symbols of Jarrod include the flowing river and the archangel. The origin of the name Jarrod can be traced back to the Hebrew word "yared". The name gained popularity as a given name since the Protestant Reformation and experienced a cultural revival during the late 20th century. The name Jarrod has been used in popular culture, such as in the American western television series The Big Valley, where it was portrayed by a character named Jared Thomas Barkley. Another notable character with the name Jarrod is Jarrod "Toadfish" Rebecchi from the Australian soap opera Neighbors.

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