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What does Gardner mean?

Gardner Pronunciation of Gardner [gard-ner] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Gardner) is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Gardner is "gardener". Occupational name for the keeper of a house or garden. There were two distinguished American families, the "blind" Gardner family famous for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, and the "sighted" Gardiner family famous for Gardiner's Island on Long Island Sound. As a name for girls, it is usually a family name. Poet Gardner McFall.


VARIANTS Gardener, Gardie, Gardiner



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How popular is Gardner?

Gardner is an uncommonly occurring first name for females but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#182 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Gardner has not been ranked in the list thus far. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gardner name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gardner outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Bader, Gaenor, Garda, Gardenia, Garnet, Gayner, Gaynor, Gerde, Gerdene (see Geraldine), Gerdine, Greer, Grier, Harper and Parker. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gardner.