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Meaning and name origin
Gardner \g(a)-rd-ner, gar-dner\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Gardner), is pronounced GARD-ner. It is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Gardner is "keeper of the garden". Occupational name from the word gardin, from Norman French, of Germanic origin. In America, there are two distinguished families: the "blind" Gardners famous for the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum in Boston, and the "sighted" Gardiner family famous for Gardiner's Island on Long Island Sound.
Gardner is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#164 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gardner for boys (2015 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Garner. Like Gardner, this name is not commonly used.
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