What does Gardner mean?
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.
(male) Garder, Gardnet, ..
(female) Gardne, Gardnery, ..
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)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Gardner for boys. Gardner reached its top position of #841 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
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