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.
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 from current records) ranked in the Top 1000 are Jarrett, Jarrod, Jarret, Jerrod, Gerard, Garret, Garry and Garett. Adoption of these relations of Garrett was common during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.4557%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.0849%, ▼81.4%), with versions like Jarrett, Garry, Garett, Garret and Gerard becoming somewhat outmoded. Garrett is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this compilation, with this name enjoying a rekindling in usage. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Garrett and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)