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What does Garfield mean?

Garfield Pronunciation of Garfield [garfield] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Garfield is "spear field". Surname and place name from Old English gār "triangle", and feld "open country, field". Use as a given name probably honored President James Garfield. Known today more as the name of the fat orange cartoon cat.

Associated with: old english, spear (warrior), surname, old, cat (lion).


Garfield has 2 variants: Garry and Gary.

Creative forms:
(male) Galfield, Guerfield, ..

(female) Garfielda, Gargel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Garfield Shayan (G.S.), ..

How popular is Garfield?

Garfield is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1049 out of 1220, Top 86%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#7163 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Garfield was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #213 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Gary (#582 in recent rankings) and Garry are the popular variation forms of Garfield. Adoption of these relations of Garfield was widespread during 1950-1959 (adoption of 1.7%) and has become much lower since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Garfield, Garry, Gary in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Banfield, Canfield, Dariel, Dariell, Gabriel, Gabriele, Gaddiel, Gadiel, Gamliel (see Gamaliel), Garald, Garbriele, Gardell, Gardie, Gared, Garlend, Garlind, Garnier, Garold, Garred, Garrie, Garvie, Gavriel, Gerrild (see Gerald), Guriel, Mansfield, Masefield, Maxfield, Mayfield, Stanfield, Suffield, Wakefield, Warfield, Winfield and Wynfield. These names tend to be less frequently used than Garfield.

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