What does Garrett mean?
Garrett /gar-rett/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys is of Old English, Danish and Old German origin, and Garrett means "spear ruler". Garrett is an alternate form of Garret: surname derived from Gerald and Gerard. Garrett is also a variation of Gerritt (Danish, Old German). See also Gerald, Jarrett, Jarrod and Jerrod.
Garrett▲ has 34 more related variations via Garret, Gerard, Gerritt: Gareth, Garrard, Garreth, Garretson, Garrith, Garry▼, Gary▼, Garyth, Gearard, Gerardo▲, Geraud, Gerhard▼, Gerhardt, Gerhart, Gerrard, Gerri, Gerrit, Gerrity, Gerry▼, Gherardo, Girard, Giraud, Girault, Jarard, Jared▲, Jarod▼, Jarret, Jarrett▼, Jarrot, Jarrott, Jerard, Jerardo, Jerarrd and Jerrott.Kreatif forms: Galrett, Gurett. [more]
How popular is Garrett?
Garrett is a very prominent first name for males (#388 out of 1220, Top 32%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#253 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Garrett for boys. Garrett reached its apex rank of #74 in the U.S. in the year 2000, and is at #236 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent alternative forms of Garrett (#236 the previous year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Jared (#296 the previous year), Gerardo (#402), Gary (#560), Gerald (#816), Jarret, Jarrett, Jerrod, Jarod, Jarrod, Gerry, Gerard, Garett, Gerhard, Garry and Garret. Usage of these boy names reached its apex during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.4981%) and is now much lower (usage 0.1681%, down 66.2%), with versions like Gerald, Gary, Jarrett, Gerhard and Garret becoming somewhat outmoded. Garrett (#236), Gerardo (#402) and Jared (#296) are three of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this compilation, with Garrett enjoying a rekindling in usage. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Garrett and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)