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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.


Garland has 7 variant forms: Garlan, Garlen, Garlend, Garlin, Garlind, Garllan and Garlyn.

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Garland name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Earland, Harland and Marland. These names tend to be less commonly used than Garland.