Meaning and name origin
Garnet \g(a)-rnet, gar-net\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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 popular first name for females (#1558 out of 4276, Top 36%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#84776 out of 88799, Top 95%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Garnet for girls. Garnet reached its highest rank of #454 in the U.S. in 1910-1919. (2014 statistics).