What does Garrison mean?
Garrison [gar-ri-son] as a boys' name is pronounced GARE-a-son. It is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Garrison is "protection, spear-fortified stronghold". Originally a local name from Garriston in North Yorkshire, England. May also be derived for the son of a father named Garret. It is now sometimes given to the sons of fathers named Gary or Garry. Humorist, writer, and radio personality Garrison Keillor; football player Garrison Hearst.
Garrison has 1 variant: Garrisson.
Related boy name: Garson.Creative forms:
(male) Carison, Gerrison, ..
(female) Garrian, Garrida, .. Middle name pairings:
Garrison Ethan (G.E.), ..
How popular is Garrison?
Garrison is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#611 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Garrison entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top rank of #566 in the U.S. in 1999, and is currently at #1042. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Garrison (#1042 the previous year) listed in the Top 2000 are Garret, Garry and Gary (#582 the previous year). Other variants, like Garrith, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Garrison reached its most widespread 7 decades ago (average #837) and has become significantly lower since, with forms like Garret becoming less fashionable.
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