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What does Garret mean?

Garret Pronunciation of Garret as a boys' name is pronounced GARE-et. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin. Surname derived from Gerald and Gerard, used as a first name and dating from the Middle Ages. Originally an anglicization of the Irish name Gearóid, the Gaelic form of Gerald, from the Old French form Geraud. In Ireland, this is the name of the former taoiseach and politician, Garret Fitzgerald. May also be a variant of Gareth or Garth.


ASSOCIATED WITH irish, surname, old


VARIANTS Gareth, Garett, Garrard, Garreth, Garrett, Garretson, Garrith, Garritt, Garrot, Garrott, Garry, Gary, Garyth, Gerrit, Gerritt, Gerrity, Jared, Jarod, Jarret, Jarrett, Jarrot, Jarrott

SEE ALSO Garrad, Garrison, Garson

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA GARETH, GERALD, GERARD, GERAUD Garald, Garith, Garold, Garrat, Garratt, Garth, Gearalt, Geert, Gere, Gerek, Gerolt, Gerrell, Gerri, Gerry



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How popular is Garret?

Garret is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1131 out of 1220, Top 93%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Garret reached its peak rank of #420 in the U.S. in 2000, but is not ranked at the moment. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Gareth, Garett, Garold, Garrett (#328 A YEAR AGO), Garrison (#1248), Garry, Garth, Gary (#674), Gerald (#894), Gerard (#1229), Gerrit, Gerry, Jared (#367), Jarod, Jarret and Jarrett (#1559) are the popular related forms of Garret ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Gerri, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Garret was well-received 8 decades ago (ADOPTION OF 2.33%) and is now much diminished (ADOPTION 0.16%, 93%), with forms such as Jared becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Garret, Gareth, Garett, Garold, Garrett in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Garrison, Garry, Garth, Gary, Gerald in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gerard, Gerrit, Gerry, Jared, Jarod in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jarret, Jarrett in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gary, Gerard, Jared outside U.S.

Similar Names

Garret is alike in pronunciation to Garrat and Garratt. Other recommended sound-alike names are Baret, Barnet, Barrat, Barree, Barren, Barret, Barrett, Barrey, Barrt, Carrey, Darrel, Darren, Farrel, Farren, Farrer, Gannet, Gard, Gardie, Gared, Garek, Garen, Garey, Garith, Garlen, Garmen, Garner, Garnet, Garnett, GarrIk, Garrad, Garran, Garreck, Garred, Garren, Garrey, Garrie, Garrin, Garron, Garrvey (see Garvey), Garryk (see Garrick), Garve, Garven, Garvey, Garwen, Gavrel, Geert, Gerred, Gerrey, Gorren, Harrel, Jarred, Jarrel, Jarren, Jarreth, Karrel, Larren, Larrey, Parrey, Tarren, Tarrent and Warren. These names tend to be less commonly used than Garret.