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What does Garnet mean?

Garnet Pronunciation of Garnet as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Garnet) is pronounced GAR-net, gar-NET. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Garnet is "seller of pomegranates". Surname and occupational name for a grower or seller of pomegranates. The fruit name is derived from Old French pome grenate, Latin pomum grānātum meaning "fruit full of seeds". The name of the red-colored precious gemstone comes from the same root. In England, boys may have been named for a famous Victorian soldier, Sir Garnet Wolseley. Basketball player Kevin Garnett.


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How popular is Garnet?

Garnet is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#57985 out of 150436, Top 39%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Garnet reached its top position of #938 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not ranked currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Garnett is the only other popular alternative form of Garnet appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Garnet were popular as birth names 118 years ago (AVERAGE #871).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Garnet, Garnett in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Arnet, Baret, Barnes, Barnet, Barnett, Barney, Baronet, Barret, Bernet, Burnet, Carne, Carney, Darnel, Earnest, Gaine, Gainer, Gaines, Gannet, Gannett, Gardner, Gared, Garek, Garen, Gareth, Garett, Garey, Garlen, Garmen, Garnar, Garner, Garnier, Garrat, Garred, Garren, Garret, Garreth, Garrett, Garrey, Garrot (see Garret), Garve, Garven, Garvey, Garwen, Gayne, Gayner, Gaynes, Gerant, Grant, Hamnet, Jarret, Karney, Ornet, Parnel and Warner. These names tend to be more frequently used than Garnet.

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