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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 information, 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 (#9140 out of 150436, Top 6%). (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 these boy names reached its apex in 1990 (usage of 0.5074%) and is now much lower (usage 0.2951%, down 41.8%), with the versions Garret, Gerhard, Gerry and Gerard becoming less in vogue. Garrett (#236), Gerardo (#402) and Jared (#296) are three of the more chic birth names in this compilation, and there is a revival in birth name usage for Garrett. (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.