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What does Garrard mean?

Garrard Pronunciation of Garrard [gar-rard] 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.

Associated with: old english, spear (warrior), brave.


Garrard has 3 variants: Gerard, Gerhard and Gerhardt.

Affiliated boy name: Garret.

15 more different relations via Gerard, Gerhard: Garrat, Garratt, Garret, Garrett, Gearard, Gerardo, Geraud, Gerhart, Gerrard, Gherardo, Girard, Giraud, Jarard, Jerard and Jerrard.

Creative forms:
(male) Garard, Gardard, ..

(female) Gargar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Garrard Kellan (G.K.), ..

How popular is Garrard?

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. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Garrett (#273 the previous year), Gerardo (#417), Gerard (#1086), Girard, Gerhardt, Gerhard and Garret are the popular alternative forms of Garrard (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Garrard was common in 2000 (average #1075) and is now much lower (#1396, down 72%), with versions like Garrett going out of style. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Garret, Garrett, Gerard, Gerardo, Gerhard in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gerhardt, Girard in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Ballard, Barnard, Barnhard, Bayard, Burgard, Dainard, Daneard, Daynard (see Dainard), Derward, Durward, Eadward, Erhard, Evrard, Farrand, Farrar, Gaillard, Gallard, Garald, Garan, Gard, Gardnard (see Gardner), Gared, Garlan, Garland, Garlend, Garlind, Garman, Garnar, Garner, Garpar (see Gaspard), Garrad, Garran, Garraway, Garreck, Garred, Garren, Garreth, Garrey, Garrick, Garrie, Garrith, Garritt, Garrman (see Garman), Garrvie (see Garvey), Garry, Garryck, Garryk (see Garrick), Garvan, Gaspar, Gaspard, Gasparo, Gaurav, Gaylord, Gerald, Gerrald, Gerrall (see Jerrell), Gerred, Gerrild (see Gerald), Gerrold, Giffard (see Gifford), Goddard, Halvard, Halward, Harfurd (see Harford), Harrford (see Harford), Harrfurd (see Harford), Harvard, Haward, Hazard, Jarrad, Jarrard, Maynard, Norward, Sherard and Sherrard. These names tend to be more frequently used than Garrard.

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