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What does Garrett mean?

Garrett Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: spear (warrior), ruler (king).


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

Garrett has 14 more relations via Garret, Gerard, Gerritt: Gareth, Garrard, Garreth, Garretson, Garrith, Garry, Garyth, Gerrit, Gerrity, Jarret, Jarrett, Jarrot, Jarrott and Jerrott.

Creative forms:
(male) Gorrett, Gurett, ..

(female) Garatea, Garti, ..

Middle name pairings:
Garrett Douglas (G.D.), ..

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Garrett name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Garrett, Gareth, Garett, Garret, Garry in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gerard, Gerrit, Jarret, Jarrett, Jarrod, Jerrod in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested 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.

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