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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 has 2 variant forms: Garnar and Garnier.


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).

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Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Gainer, Gardner, Garnet, Gayner and Warner. These names tend to be more commonly used than Garner.