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What does Garth mean?

Garth Pronunciation of Garth as a boys' name is pronounced garth. It is of Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of Garth is "keeper of the garden". From Old Norse garthr "enclosure" which is the root of the word "garth" for a yard or garden. Occupational and place name used as a given name in the 20th century. It is also often used as a pet form of Gareth. Its popularity in modern times is influenced by the cartoon superhero Garth. Country-western singer Garth Brooks; illustrator Garth Williams.



ASSOCIATED WITH scandinavian, keeper (defender), old, norse, occupational, brooks (river)


RELATED FORMS VIA GARETH Garith, Garret, Garreth, Gary, Garyth, Gaz

(male) Greth, ..

(female) Garta, ..

Garth Hagen (G.H.), ..

How popular is Garth?

Garth is a somewhat popular first name for men (#795 out of 1220, Top 65%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#10245 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Garth entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its apex rank of #571 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Garth listed in the Top 2000 are Gary (#674 VIA LATEST LIST), Gareth and Garret. Usage of these forms of Garth was common among parents in the 1950s (USAGE OF 1.64%) and is now much lower (USAGE 0.02%, DOWN 98.8%), with versions such as Garret becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Garth, Gareth, Garret, Gary in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Barth, Galath, Galt, Garan, Gard, Gared, Garek, Garen, Garett, Garey, Gari, Garin, Garon, Garrith, Garry, Garton, Garve, Garvy, Jareth and Worth. These names tend to be less frequently used than Garth.

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