What does Garner mean?
Garner /gar-ner/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' 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.
How popular is Garner?
Garner is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#403 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Garner for boys. Garner has yet to be listed in the list thus far. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)