What does Garnet mean?
Garnet [gar-net] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Garnet) is pronounced GAR-net, gar-NET. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Garnet is "seller of pomegranates". Surname and occupational name for a grower or seller of pomegranates. The fruit name is derived from Old French pome grenate, Latin pomum grānātum meaning "fruit full of seeds". The name of the red-colored precious gemstone comes from the same root. In England, boys may have been named for a famous Victorian soldier, Sir Garnet Wolseley. Basketball player Kevin Garnett.
Garnet has 1 variant: Garnett.Creative forms:
(male) Ganet, Grannet, ..
(female) Garlet, Garne, .. Middle name pairings:
Garnet Valentino (G.V.), ..
How popular is Garnet?
Garnet is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#57985 out of 150436, Top 39%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Garnet reached its top position of #938 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related boy names. Garnett is the only other popular alternative form of Garnet appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Garnet were popular as birth names 115 years ago (average #871).
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Arnet, Baret, Barnes, Barnet, Barnett, Barney▼, Baronet, Barret, Bernet, Burnet, Carne, Carney, Darnel, Earnest▼, Gaine, Gainer, Gaines, Gannet, Gannett, Gardner, Gared, Garek, Garen, Gareth, Garett▼, Garey, Garlen, Garmen, Garnar, Garner, Garnier, Garrat, Garred, Garren, Garret▼, Garreth, Garrett▼, Garrey, Garrot (see Garret), Garve, Garven, Garvey, Garwen, Gayne, Gayner, Gaynes, Gerant, Grant, Hamnet, Jarret, Karney, Ornet, Parnel and Warner▼. These names tend to be more frequently used than Garnet.See names in meaning and etymology.