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What does Garvan mean?

Garvan Pronunciation of Garvan as a boys' name is pronounced GAR-ven. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Garvan is "rough". Anglicized form of the traditional Irish name Garbhán, from the word garbh. The name of several early saints.


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How popular is Garvan?

Garvan is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#133114 out of 150436, Top 88%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

The only prominent related form of Garvan (NOT RANKED) appearing in the Top 2000 is Garvin. This form of Garvan was popular as a birth name a century ago (#1185). (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Garvin in U.S.

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Similar Names

Garvan is alike in pronunciation to Garven, Garvyn, Girvan, Girven, Girvin and Girvon. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aaran, Carsan, Daran, Dargan, Darian, Darran, Darvin, Earvin, Farran, Gaelan, Gaetan, Gahan, Galan, Galvan, Galvin, Galvon, Garan, Garen, Garin, Garion, Garlan, Garland, Garlin, Garlyn, Garman, Garmann, Garmin, Garmon, Garnar, Garon, Garpar (see Gaspard), Garrad, Garrat, Garren, Garrin, Garron, Garson, Garton, Garve, Garvey, Garvy, Garwen, Garwin, Gavan, Gaven, Gavin, Gavyn, Gawan, German, Gervas, Giovan, Goran, Gordan, Harkan, Harlan, Harman, Jarman, Jarran, Javan, Karlan, Karman, Kavan, Kayvan, Larran, Lavan, Marlan, Marvyn, Taran and Tarran. These names tend to be more frequently used than Garvan.

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