|Number in U.S||👶 132,000|
|Rate in 2021||736|
|Name origin||🌍 German , English|
Garrett is the transferred use of a surname with Germanic and French origins. It is derived from the old personal names Gerard and Gerald that developed in the Middle Ages. Both names begin with the element 'Gari' which means 'spear', while the different name suffixes, i.e. Gerard comes from 'hard' (meaning 'brave') and Gerald comes from 'Wald' (meaning 'brave'). 'rule'). The High Middle Ages are characterized by a cultural and economic deterioration after the fall of the Roman Empire. Times were tough and personal names reflect a sense of robustness - such as 'brave with a spear' or 'ruler with a spear' in the case of Gerard and Gerald, respectively. As a result, these names were very popular which ensured their survival until (and beyond) the introduction of surnames.
The name Garrett has been in constant use in the United States for more than a century. During the first half of the 20th century, the name was not popular by any means, in fact it was used sparingly. However, by the 1960s the name began to show some life and would rise to some 500 places on the charts in the next 30 years. The year 1990 marks the first time that Garrett achieved a position in the Top 100 list of most commonly used boy's names. It's time on that list could be short-lived, though. It fell out in 2003 and has been slowly going upside down on the charts. It's still a Top 200 favorite. They love this name in Wyoming and Montana, though. It was ranked 85th in Wyoming and 91st in Montana (2011 database). We have to admit, there is some resistance to this name that should appeal to these open, sparsely populated western frontier states. Garrett sounds like a man's man. The brave bearer of a spear.
Famous people named Garrett
Garrett Great, 8th Earl of Kildare (Irish nobleman)
Garrett FitzGerald (Former Prime Minister of Ireland)
Garrett Hedlund (Actor)
Garrett A. Morgan (African-American inventor
invented the gas mask and traffic sign)
Garrett Morris (Cast member of SNL)
Garrett Wang (actor)