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What does Garret mean?

Garret Pronunciation of Garret [gar-ret] as a boys' name is pronounced GARE-et. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin. Surname derived from Gerald and Gerard, used as a first name and dating from the Middle Ages. Originally an anglicization of the Irish name Gearóid, the Gaelic form of Gerald, from the Old French form Geraud. In Ireland, this is the name of the former taoiseach and politician, Garret Fitzgerald. May also be a variant of Gareth or Garth.

Associated with: irish, surname, old.


Garret has 22 variants: Gareth, Garett, Garrard, Garreth, Garretson, Garrett, Garrith, Garritt, Garrot, Garrott, Garry, Gary, Garyth, Gerrit, Gerritt, Gerrity, Jared, Jarod, Jarret, Jarrett, Jarrot and Jarrott.

Affiliated boy names: Garrad, Garrison and Garson.

14 more alternative forms via Gareth, Gerald, Gerard, Geraud: Garald, Garith, Garold, Garrat, Garratt, Garth, Gearalt, Geert, Gere, Gerek, Gerolt, Gerrell, Gerri and Gerry.

Creative forms:
(male) Galret, Gorret, ..

(female) Garde, ..

Middle name pairings:
Garret Aedan (G.A.), ..

How popular is Garret?

Garret is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1131 out of 1220, Top 93%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Garret reached its peak rank of #420 in the U.S. in 2000, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Garret name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Gareth (#1577 a year ago), Garett, Garold, Garrett (#273), Garrison (#1042), Garry, Garth, Gary (#582), Gerald (#764), Gerard (#1086), Gerrit, Gerry, Jared (#340), Jarod, Jarret and Jarrett (#1136) are the popular related forms of Garret ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Gerri, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Garret was well-received 8 decades ago (adoption of 2.33%) and is now much diminished (adoption 0.2%, 91%), with forms such as Jared becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Garret, Gareth, Garett, Garold, Garrett in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Garrison, Garry, Garth, Gary, Gerald in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gerard, Gerrit, Gerry, Jared, Jarod in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jarret, Jarrett in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Baret, Barnet, Barrat, Barree, Barren, Barret, Barrett, Barrey, Barrt, Carrey, Darrel, Darren, Farrel, Farren, Farrer, Gannet, Gard, Gardie, Gared, Garek, Garen, Garey, Garlen, Garmen, Garner, Garnet, Garnett, GarrIk, Garran, Garreck, Garred, Garren, Garrey, Garrie, Garrin, Garron, Garrvey (see Garvey), Garryk (see Garrick), Garve, Garven, Garvey, Garwen, Gavrel, Gerred, Gerrey, Gorren, Harrel, Jarred, Jarrel, Jarren, Jarreth, Karrel, Larren, Larrey, Parrey, Tarren, Tarrent and Warren. These names tend to be less commonly used than Garret.