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What does Garrett mean?

Garrett Pronunciation of Garrett as a name for boys is of Old German origin, and Garrett means "spear ruler". Garrett is an alternate form of Garret (Irish, Gaelic): surname derived from Gerald and Gerard. Garrett is also a variation of Gerritt (Danish, Old German). See also Jarrett, Jarrod, Jerrod


ASSOCIATED WITH spear (warrior), ruler (king)


VARIANTS Garrott, Garrot, Garritt, Garratt, Garrat, Garett

RELATIONS VIA GARRET, GERARD, GERRITT Gareth, Garrard, Garreth, Garretson, Garrith, Garry, Garyth, Gerrit, Gerrity, Jarret, Jarrett, Jarrot, Jarrott, Jerrott



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How popular is Garrett?

Garrett is a very prominent first name for males (#388 out of 1220, Top 32%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#253 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Garrett reached its apex rank of #74 in the U.S. in the year 2000, and is at #328 currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Garrett (#328 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) ranked in the Top 2000 are Gerard (#1229), Jarrett (#1559), Gareth, Garett, Garret, Garry, Gerrit, Jarret, Jarrod and Jerrod. Adoption of these relations of Garrett was common 2 decades ago (USAGE OF 0.4%) and is now much reduced (USAGE 0.1%, 84.1%), with versions like Garret becoming somewhat outmoded.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gerard, Gerrit, Jarret, Jarrett, Jarrod, Jerrod in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Arnett, Averett, Barnett, Barratt, Barret, Barrett, Barrette, Bartlett, Bartt (see Bart), Bassett, Bernett, Birkett, Brett, Burdett, Burnett, Corbett, Daggett, Everett, Gannet, Gannett, Gardell, Gared, Garek, Garen, Garey, Garith, Garlen, Garlend, Garmen, Garner, Garnet, Garnett, GarrIk, Garrad, Garran, Garreck, Garred, Garren, Garrey, Garrick, Garrie, Garrin, Garrman (see Garman), Garron, Garrvey (see Garvey), Garrvie (see Garvey), Garryck, Garryk (see Garrick), Garth, Garve, Garven, Garvey, Garwen, Gavrel, Gelett, Gerred, Gerrell, Gerrey, Gillett, Gorrell, Gorren, Hackett, Hammett, Hamnett, Haslett, Hazlett, Jarett, Jarreth, Jerett, Jerrett, Merrett, Merritt, Padgett, Pagett and Tarrent. These names tend to be less frequently used than Garrett.

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