Obed originated from the Hebrew Bible. The meaning of Obed is 'god's servant'. Obed was Lord's willing, loyal child of Ruth, a Moabitess, who adhered to Mother-in-law Naomi and married for the second time to Boaz, who was related to Naomi. Obed was an ancestral reason for the birth of Jesus, the Savior. Obed is the father of a great messiah Jesse and grandfather of David. Parents usually name their boy child Obed, a rare and unique name, since they are believed to have a compelling personality. According to some beliefs, people with the name Obed are strong, balanced, inspirational, and prosperous. Obed-named people are popularly believed to be ingenious and sympathetic and prefer peace over war. The numerology value of the name Obed is 8.