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Garnet (girl)

What does Garnet mean?

Garnet Pronunciation of Garnet [gar-net] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Garnet) is pronounced GAR-net. It is of Middle English origin. A dark red gemstone named for the pomegranate that the garnet crystals resemble. It is the birthstone for January.

Associated with: dark (black), red.


Garnet has 4 variants: Garnette, Granata, Grenata and Grenatta.

Creative forms:
(female) Ganet, Gaynet, ..

(male) Garged, Garind, ..

Middle name pairings:
Garnet Lina (G.L.), ..

How popular is Garnet?

Garnet is a very prominent first name for females (#1558 out of 4276, Top 36%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#57985 out of 150436, Top 39%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Garnet reached its apex position of #428 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. The only other popular related form of Garnet appearing in the Top 2000 is Garnette. Adoption of these forms of Garnet was at its apex during the years 1910-1919, but now, the form Garnet has gone out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Garnet, Garnette in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Garnet and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Anet, Annet, Arlet, Beret, Berget, Birget, Bret, Burnet, Byrget, Charlet, Danet, Dennet, Gabriel, Gabryel, Gae, Gael, Gaenna, Gafna, Gaiea, Gaile, Gale, Galit, Gana, Ganah, Ganit, Garda, Gardener, Gardie, Gardiner, Gardner, Gaye, Gaylen (see Gayle), Gayna, Gayner, Gaynor, Gene, Gerde, Gerie, Gobinet, Gobnat, Gobnet, Greer, Greeta, Greta, Grete, Gretl, Grier, Gunne, Gunnel, Gweneth, Gwineth, Gwyneth, Harriet, Janet, Jannet, Jennet, Jinnet, Jonet, Lanet, Linet, Linnet, Lunet, Lynnet, Marget, Margret, Mariet, Marne, Marnee, Marney, Monet, Padget, Paget, Scarlet, Sharlet and Wyanet. These names tend to be less frequently used than Garnet.

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