What does Garrett mean?
Garrett [gar-rett] as a name for boys is of Old German origin, and Garrett means "spear ruler". Garrett is an alternate form of Garret (Irish, Gaelic): surname derived from Gerald and Gerard. Garrett is also a variation of Gerritt (Danish, Old German). See also Jarrett, Jarrod and Jerrod.
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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 statistics of Garrett for boys. Garrett reached its apex rank of #74 in the U.S. in the year 2000, and is at #273 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Garrett (#273 from current records) ranked in the Top 2000 are Gerard (#1086 from current records), Jarrett (#1136), Gareth (#1577), Jarrod (#1952), Jerrod, Jarret, Gerrit, Garett, Garry and Garret. Adoption of these relations of Garrett was common 2 decades ago (usage of 0.4%) and is now much reduced (usage 0.1%, ▼77.9%), with versions like Jerrod becoming somewhat outmoded.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Arnett, Averett, Barnett, Barratt, Barret, Barrett▲, Barrette, Bartlett, Bartt (see Bart), Bassett, Bernett, Birkett, Brett▼, Burdett, Burnett, Corbett, Daggett, Everett▲, Gannet, Gannett, Gardell, Gared, Garek, Garen, Garey, Garith, Garlen, Garlend, Garmen, Garner, Garnet, Garnett, GarrIk, Garrad, Garran, Garreck, Garred, Garren, Garrey, Garrick▼, Garrie, Garrin, Garrman (see Garman), Garron, Garrvey (see Garvey), Garrvie (see Garvey), Garryck, Garryk (see Garrick), Garth▼, Garve, Garven, Garvey, Garwen, Gavrel, Gelett, Gerred, Gerrell, Gerrey, Gillett, Gorrell, Gorren, Hackett, Hammett, Hamnett, Haslett, Hazlett, Jarett▼, Jarreth, Jerett, Jerrett, Merrett, Merritt▼, Padgett, Pagett and Tarrent. These names tend to be less frequently used than Garrett.See names in meaning and etymology.