Meaning and name origin
Garland \g(a)-rla-nd, gar-land\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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 information, see also the related boy name Garson.
Garland is a very popular first name for males (#518 out of 1220, Top 42%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1257 out of 88799, Top 1%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Garland for boys. Garland reached its highest rank of #291 in the U.S. in 1920-1929 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).