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What does Garner mean?

Garner Pronunciation of Garner as a boys' name is of Old French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Garner is "to gather grain". Surname that was originally an occupational name denoting someone who lived near a granary, or who helped harvest grain. The nme derives from Old French gernier, from Latin grānārium, a derivative of grānum "grain, corn". Actor James Garner.


ASSOCIATED WITH surname, occupational, old, corn (tree)


VARIANTS Garnar, Garnier



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How popular is Garner?

Garner is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#403 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Garner reached its top position of #1197 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not ranked at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Banner, Barber, Barker, Barnes, Barnet, Barney, Carne, Carney, Carter, Carver, Darnel, Dayner, Farmer, Farrer, Gaer, Gaine, Gainer, Gaines, Gainor, Gannet, Gardener, Gardiner, Gardnar, Gardner, Gared, Garek, Garen, Garey, Garlen, Garmen, Garnet, Garnett, Garpar (see Gaspard), Garred, Garren, Garret, Garrey, Garve, Garven, Garvey, Garwen, Gasper, Gayler, Gayne, Gayner, Gaynes, Gaynor, Greer, Gunner, Harper, Karney, Mariner, Marmer, Parker, Parnel, Rainer, Rayner, Tanner, Turner, Verner, Wagner, Warner and Werner. These names tend to be more commonly used than Garner.

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