|Region of origin||Iran|
The name is from Modern Persian جاود "eternal". The word continues Middle Persian jāwēd, from an Old Persian *yāvaitat, ultimately from *yauu-, Iranian oblique stem of *āiuu- "age, duration", cognate with Greek αἰών "eon".
It is not a traditional given name; it was chosen as a pseudonym by Huseyn Javid (Huseyn Abdulla oglu Rasizadeh) in the early 20th century. The given name became popular among Indian Muslims from about the 1940s, and remains a popular name for baby boys in Pakistan.
There is no tradition of Pakistani surnames. Jawed is not one of the traditional family names, but it may be chosen as "secondary" name, and it may have been picked as "surname" by expatriates in western countries.