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What does Garreth mean?

Garreth Pronunciation of Garreth [gar-reth] as a boys' name has its root in Celtic, and the meaning of the name Garreth is "gentle". Garreth is a version of Gareth (Celtic). Garreth is also a derivative of Garret (Irish, Gaelic).

Associated with: gentle.


Garreth has 3 variants: Garith, Garrith and Garyth.

16 more related forms via Gareth, Garret: Garett, Garrard, Garretson, Garrett, Garritt, Garrot, Garrott, Garry, Garth, Gerrit, Gerritt, Gerrity, Jarret, Jarrett, Jarrot and Jarrott.

Creative forms:
(male) Gabreth, Goreth, ..

(female) Garet, Gartha, ..

Middle name pairings:
Garreth Ollie (G.O.), ..

How popular is Garreth?

Garreth is an unusual first name for males. Garreth is an equivalently uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Garreth (not ranked) are Gareth (#1577 from current records), Garett, Garret, Garrett (#273), Garry, Garth, Gerrit, Jarret and Jarrett (#1136). Other variants, like Jarrott, are seldom used. These forms of Garreth reached the top of their popularity 15 years ago (average #1071) and have become significantly less common since (#1665, down 79%), with versions like Garrett becoming less stylish. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Garreth and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Barret, Barrett, Barth, Galath, Galbreath, Ganesh, Gannet, Gannett, Gardell, Gared, Garek, Garen, Garey, Garlen, Garlend, Garmen, Garner, Garnet, Garnett, GarrIk, Garrad, Garran, Garrat, Garratt, Garreck, Garred, Garren, Garrey, Garrick, Garrie, Garrin, Garrman (see Garman), Garron, Garrvey (see Garvey), Garrvie (see Garvey), Garryck, Garryk (see Garrick), Garve, Garven, Garvey, Garwen, Gavrel, Gerred, Gerrell, Gerrey, Gorrell, Gorren, Japheth, Jareth, Jarlath, Jarleath, Jarreth, Jereth, Markeith and Yapheth. These names tend to be more commonly used than Garreth.

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