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Meaning and name origin

Garth \g(a)-rth, gar-th\ as a boy's name is pronounced garth. It is of Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of Garth is "keeper of the garden". From Old Norse garthr "enclosure" which is the root of the word "garth" for a yard or garden. Occupational and place name used as a given name in the 20th century. It is also often used as a pet form of Gareth. Its popularity in modern times is influenced by the cartoon superhero Garth. Country-western singer Garth Brooks; illustrator Garth Williams.

For more information, see also the related boy name Garret.


Garth is a somewhat popular first name for males (#795 out of 1220, Top 65%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#6547 out of 88799, Top 7%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Garth for boys (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Garth and related names. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Garret and Garth. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Garret, Garth in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Garth and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Barth, Gard, Gared, Garett, Garith, Garreth, Garrith and Garyth. These names tend to be less commonly used than Garth.


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