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Gardner (boy)

What does Gardner mean?

Gardner Pronunciation of Gardner as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Gardner) is pronounced GARD-ner. It is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Gardner is "gardener". Occupational name for a keeper of a house or garden, from the word gardin, from Norman French, of Germanic origin. In America, there are two distinguished families: the "blind" Gardners famous for the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum in Boston, and the "sighted" Gardiner family famous for Gardiner's Island on Long Island Sound.


ASSOCIATED WITH occupational, keeper (defender), house, norman, distinguished (noble), famous


VARIANTS Gard, Gardell, Gardener, Gardenner, Gardie, Gardiner, Gardnar, Gardnard



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How popular is Gardner?

Gardner is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#182 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Gardner reached its top position of #841 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not ranked at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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