What does Garland mean?
Garland \g(a)-rla-nd, gar-land\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Garland) is pronounced GAR-land. It is of Old English and Old French origin, and the meaning of Garland is "land of the spear; wreath". Place name. Musician Garland Jeffries.
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Garson.
Garland is a very prominent first name for men (#518 out of 1220, Top 42%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#1251 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Garland for boys. Garland reached its highest position of #291 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)