Meaning and name origin
Garner \g(a)-rner, gar-ner\ as a boy's name is of Old French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Garner is "to gather grain". Surname that was originally an occupational name denoting someone who lived near a granary, or who helped harvest grain. The nme derives from Old French gernier, from Latin grānārium, a derivative of grānum "grain, corn". Actor James Garner.
Garner is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#350 out of 88799, Top 0%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Garner for boys (2014 statistics).