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pinWhat does Garrett mean?

Garrett /gar-rett/ [2 sylls.] 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.


Garrett has 6 variants: Garett, Garrat, Garratt, Garritt, Garrot and Garrott.

Garrett has 41 more relations via Garret, Gerard, Gerritt: Gareth, Garrard, Garreth, Garretson, Garrith, Garry, Gary, Garyth, Gearard, Gearoid, Ged, Geert, Gellert, Ger, Gerardo, Geraud, Gerhard, Gerhardt, Gerhart, Gerrard, Gerri, Gerrit, Gerrity, Gerry, Gherardo, Girard, Giraud, Girault, Jarard, Jared, Jarod, Jarret, Jarrett, Jarrot, Jarrott, Jerard, Jerardo, Jerarrd, Jerrard, Jerrott and Jerry.

Kreatif forms: Gorrett, Gurett. [more]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Garrett name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Garrett outside U.S.

Prominent alternative forms of Garrett (#236 the previous year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Jared (#296 the previous year), Gerardo (#402), Jerry (#451), Gary (#560), Jerrod, Jarret, Jarrett, Jarod, Jarrod, Gerhard, Garret, Garry, Gerard, Garett and Gerry. Usage of these boy names reached its apex during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.5019%) and is now much lower (usage 0.1909%, 62%), with versions like Gary, Jarrett, Jerry, Gerard and Garett 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Garrett, Garett, Garret, Garry, Gary in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gerard, Gerardo, Gerhard, Gerry, Jared in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jarod, Jarret, Jarrett, Jarrod, Jerrod, Jerry in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Barrett, Garnett and Garred. These names tend to be less frequently used than Garrett.