What does Garreth mean?
Garreth /gar-reth/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name. Garreth's root is 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).
Garreth has 20 more related forms via Gareth, Garret: Garett▼, Garrard, Garretson, Garrett▲, Garritt, Garrot, Garrott, Garry▼, Garth▼, Gary▼, Gaz, Gerrit, Gerritt, Gerrity, Jared▲, Jarod▼, Jarret, Jarrett▼, Jarrot and Jarrott.Kreatif forms: Gardreth, Goreth, Guireth. [more]
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. Census)
Popular alternative forms of Garreth (not ranked) are Garett, Garret, Garrett (#236 the previous year), Garry, Garth, Gary (#560), Jared (#296), Jarod, Jarret and Jarrett. Variants like Gerrit are seldom used. These boy names reached the top of their popularity in 1998 (usage of 0.4726%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.1908%, down 59.6%), with versions like Garret, Garth, Gary, Jarod and Jarrett becoming somewhat outmoded. Garrett (#236) and Jared (#296) are two of the more trendy birth names among these, with Garrett going through a rebound in usage. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Garreth and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)