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What does Garreth mean?

Garreth \g(a)-rre-th\ as a boys' name. Garreth's root is Celtic, and the meaning of the name Garreth is "gentle". Garreth is a derivative of Gareth (Celtic). Garreth is also a derivative of Garret.


Garreth has 3 variants: Garith, Garrith and Garyth.

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.


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 (#unlisted) are Garett, Garret, Garrett (#236 the previous year), Garry, Garth, Gary (#560), Jared (#296), Jarod, Jarret and Jarrett. 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Garett, Garret, Garrett, Garry, Garth, Gary, Jared, Jarod, Jarret, Jarrett in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Garrat, Garratt, Garred and Jarreth. Like Garreth, these names are not commonly used.