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What does Gardiner mean?

Gardiner Pronunciation of Gardiner [gar-diner] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Gardiner) is a Middle English name, and the name Gardiner means "gardener". Gardiner is an alternate form of Gardner (Middle English).


Gardiner has 2 variants: Gardener and Gardenner.

3 more alternative forms via Gardner: Gardie, Gardnar and Gardnard.

1 feminine form: Gardner.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Gardiner Daxon (G.D.), ..

How popular is Gardiner?

Gardiner is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#3050 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Gardner is the only prominent variation form of Gardiner (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. This form of Gardiner was favored by parents 105 years ago (usage of 0.01%). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Baudier, Cardin, Carmine, Cartier, Farrier, Gaddiel, Gadiel, Gaine, Gainer, Gaines, Gainor, Garin, Garlin, Garlind, Garmin, Garnar, Garner, Garnet, Garnier, Garrie, Garrin, Garton, Garvie, Garvin, Garwin, Gautier, Gawaine, Gayner, Gordan, Gorden, Gordie, Gordon, Grainger, Gurinder, Gurvinder, Hardin, Harding, Hardinge, Harinder, Jardine, Mariner, Marinor (see Marriner), Marriner, Marrinor (see Marriner), Rainer, Warner and Warriner. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gardiner.