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Gardner (boy)

What does Gardner mean?

Gardner Pronunciation of Gardner [gard-ner] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Gardner) is pronounced GARD-ner. It is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Gardner is "gardener". Occupational name for a keeper of a house or garden, 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.

Associated with: occupational, keeper (defender), house, norman, distinguished (noble), famous.


Gardner has 8 variants: Gard, Gardell, Gardener, Gardenner, Gardie, Gardiner, Gardnar and Gardnard.

Creative forms:
(male) Garder, Gardnet, ..

(female) Gardna, Gardne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gardner Kyden (G.K.), ..

How popular is Gardner?

Gardner is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#182 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Gardner reached its top position of #841 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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