First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Zed

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Zed
The letter Z; -- called also zee, and formerly izzard.

Etymology: F., probably through It. zeta, fr. L. zeta. See Zeta

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The 26th letter of the Roman alphabet ("the British call Z zed and the Scots call it ezed but Americans call it zee")

From Middle English zed, zedde, zede, from Old French zede, from Late Latin zeta, from Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta). Letter had rare nonstandard usage in Old English, such as in bezt, where it represented "ts" (compare the German pronunciation of Z). For the sleep sense, see zzz. The zombie sense comes from the initial letter.

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z.
  2. (in combination) Something Z-shaped.
  3. (colloquial, usually in the plural) Sleep.
    I'm going to go get some .
  4. (slang) A zombie.
    A horde of began to shuffle into the shopping mall.

Notable Persons Named Zed

Notable Persons Named Zed

Zed Shaw

Zed Shaw is a software developer.


Zed Seselja

Zed Seselja is a Senator for the Australian Capital Territory, Member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly, for Molonglo, for Brindabella, Senatorfor theAustralian Capital Territory, Leader of the Opposition of the Australian Capital Territory, Member . Zed was born on March 27th, 1977 in Woden Valley, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

Zed Bias

Zed Bias is a uk garage, 2-step garage, uk funky, and broken beat record producer and disc jockey. He was most prominent from 1990 to present. Zed was given the name Dave Jones . Zed is also known as Maddslinky.

Zed Al Refai

Zed Al Refai is a mountaineer and coffee merchant. Zed was born on October 28th, 1966 in Kuwait.

Zed S. Stanton

Zed was born on May 1st, 1848 in Roxbury, Vermont. Zed is also known as Zed Silloway Stanton and Z. S. Stanton. He passed away on August 15th, 1921.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Zed

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zed


Paul Zed

Paul Zed is a member of parliament. Paul was born on December 31st, 1956 in Toronto.

David Zed


Fun Facts about the name Zed

  • How Popular is the name Zed? Zed is the 19,492nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Zed have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 389 babies born with the first name Zed in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zed to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zed? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Zed first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zed is Tuesday, February 2nd, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Zed born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zed was in 2018 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Random Zed Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zed is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 2018.
  • Weird things about the name Zed: The name spelled backwards is Dez. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Zde. How do you pronounce that?
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