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What does Garrard mean?

Garrard \g(a)-rra-rd\ as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Garrard is "spear-hard; spear-brave". Related to Gerard via the German form, Gerhard.


Garrard has 3 variants: Gerard, Gerhard and Gerhardt.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Garret.

Garrard has 20 more different forms via Gerard, Gerhard: Garrat, Garratt, Garrett, Gearard, Gerardo, Geraud, Gerhart, Gerrard, Gerri, Gerry, Gherardo, Girard, Giraud, Girault, Jarard, Jared, Jerard, Jerardo, Jerarrd and Jerrott.


Garrard is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#9335 out of 88799, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Garrard and associated names. Garrett (#236 the previous year), Jared (#296), Gerardo (#402), Gerard, Gerry, Gerhard and Garret are the popular alternative forms of Garrard (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000. Usage of this boy name reached its apex in the year 1990 and is now much lower, with the versions Gerry, Gerhard, Gerard and Garret becoming less in vogue. Garrett (#236), Gerardo (#402) and Jared (#296) are three of the more chic birth names in this compilation, with Garrett having a revival in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Garret, Garrett, Gerard, Gerardo, Gerhard, Gerry, Jared in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gerard, Jared outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Garrad and Jarrard. Like Garrard, these names are not frequently used.