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Meaning and name origin

Gareth \g(a)-re-th\ as a boy's name is pronounced GARE-eth. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Gareth is "gentle". Sir Gareth, noted for his modesty and bravery, was a knight of King Arthur's Round Table.

Gareth has 4 variant forms: Garith, Garreth, Garret and Garyth.

For more information, see also related boy names Garrett, Garson and Jareth.


Gareth is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Gareth and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Garret and Garrett. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Garret, Garrett in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Gareth is also pronounced similarly to Garrith. Other suggested similar baby names are Gared, Garett and Garth. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gareth.


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