What does Garreth mean?
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.
(male) Gairreth, Gardreth, ..
(female) Garretha, Gartha, ..
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. Below is a graphed study of the ranking of the boy name Garreth and corresponding names. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
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.See names in meaning and etymology.