Meaning and Name Origin
Garnet \g(a)-rnet, 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.
Garnet is a very prominent first name for females (#1558 out of 4276, Top 36%) and a slightly less prominent last name for all people (#84776 out of 88799, Top 95%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Garnet for girls. Garnet was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #454 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)