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What does Garven mean?

Garven Pronunciation of Garven as a name for boys has its root in Old English, and the meaning of the name Garven is "spear-friend". Garven is a version of Garvin (Old English).


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, spear (warrior), friend


VARIANTS Garvyn, Garvan

OTHER FORMS VIA GARVIN Garwen, Garwin, Garwyn, Garwynn



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How popular is Garven?

Garven is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#58257 out of 150436, Top 39%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Garvin is the only prominent related form of Garven (NOT RANKED) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Garwen, are uncommon. Adoption of this relation of Garven was at its most widespread a century ago (#1185). (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Similar Names

Garven is alike in pronunciation to Girvan, Girven, Girvin and Girvon. Other recommended sound-alike names are Barden, Barren, Barten, Carmen, Carsen, Carver, Daren, Darien, Darren, Darvin, Daven, Galen, Galten, Galvan, Galven, Galvin, Galvon, Gared, Garen, Garey, Garin, Garlan, Garlen, Garlin, Garman, Garmon, Garnet, Garon, Garred, Garren, Garret, Garrin, Garron, Garrvey (see Garvey), Garvey, Garvy, Gavan, Gaven, Gavin, Gorden, Gorren, Harben, Harken, Harlen, Harmen, Harvey, Haven, Jaren, Jarvee, Jarvey, Jayven, Karmen, Laren, Larren, Larsen, Marden, Marten, Marve, Marvel, Marven, Marvyn, Merven, Morven, Naren, Parvez, Raven, Rayven, Varden, Varten, Warden and Warren. These names tend to be more commonly used than Garven.

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