Garrett Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \g(a)-rre-tt\
Number in U.S 👶 132,000
Rate in 2021 736
Numerology 🔢 8
Name origin 🌍 German , English

Meaning of Garrett

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)

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9/27/2022 11:22:26 PM

We also have a baby coming in April2017 and her name is going to be Hadley Mae. We love the name and so does everyone else we tell. My name is Heather and Hadley means a field of Heather. Kind of seems ment to be. :)

9/16/2022 6:07:20 AM

Once i spelled my own name wrong. But it was your website. It confused me. But I'm still a baller. Plus I can drive anything anywhere anytime and still beat the pants off you! Plus I'm better than your father.

7/3/2022 1:25:48 PM

My son's name is Garrett Quinn, his father picked it out. Shortly after, I asked him if he looked at his initials. We both chuckled over it, but we kept it being that we both loved It'so much. When we had Garrett baptized, the pastor joked that one day a magazine would be named after him :).

6/21/2022 9:32:42 AM

My son's name is Garrett. he's a blond hair, blue eyed, gentle and loving boy. He has a flair for art, puzzles and lego's. We don't know anyone else with that name. Often when people ask his name they think we say Jered. We have to say Garrett, rhymes with parrot or carrot. But we love it, it fits him.

6/17/2022 8:27:00 PM

I love the name Garrett. It'sounds very masculine and handsome to me.

12/6/2021 12:29:06 PM

Our little Garrett has blonde hair and blue eyes! His full name is Garrett Dallas, named after his grandfather's middle name. He was named Garrett from the movie, "Message in a bottle"

10/22/2021 3:31:48 PM

Garrett is my name and I haven't seen anybody else around with the'same name as me. I see a ton of ashleys, ambers, jareds, and scotts, but I have yet to meet another Garrett.

9/12/2021 12:02:06 PM

The gender ambiguity of my name (spelled "Gail," which could be of either gender) came in handy. When I was in the Air Force, when people would call and ask to speak to "him," my NCOs enjoyed telling the caller, "No, but you can speak to her." I was born in 1967 near the peak of popularity of "Gail" as a girl's name. However, It'still wasn't common. It was annoying as a kid to not be able to find anything (jewelry, souvenirs, little metal license plates) with my name on it, unlike my cousins Jim, Bob, John, or Barbara.


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Garrett?
The origin of the name Garrett is German , English.
*️⃣ How many people are named Garrett?
Almost 132000 people are named Garrett.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Garrett?
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