Gareth is a Welsh baby boy’s name that means “gentle, valor”. Gareth is a knightly name that first appeared in the Arthurian tale “Le Morte d'Arthur” by Thomas Malory. It is an uncommon name but similar enough to names like Garrett and Gary that it sounds familiar.

Meaning of the name Gareth:

Welsh: gentle, valor

Origin of the name Gareth:

Gareth is a baby boy’s name of Welsh origin that means “gentle, valor”. It is derived from the name Gwrhyd. Gareth first appeared in “Le Morte d'Arthur” by Thomas Malory as the name of one of King Arthur’s knights.

Symbolism of the name Gareth:

Gareth is the name of one of King Arthur’s knights and is associated with knightly behavior. This includes chivalry, honor, justice, and truth.

Style of the name Gareth:


Gender of the name Gareth:

Gareth is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Gareth:


Number of syllables in the name Gareth:


Emotion evoked from the name Gareth:

Gareth evokes feelings of honor and chivalry.

Alternative spellings for the name Gareth:

Garyth, Garith, Gereth, Geryth, Gerith

Nicknames for the name Gareth:

  • Gar
  • Gary
  • Et
  • Eth
  • Reth

Popularity of the name Gareth:

According to the Social Security Administration, Gareth is an uncommon baby boy’s name that has never appeared in the top 1000 baby names list.

Related names for the name Gareth:

  • Gary
  • Gar
  • Garfield
  • Gerrick
  • Garth
  • Garrett 

Great middle names for the name Gareth and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Gareth:

  • Gareth David Lloyd (Welsh actor)
  • Gareth Reynolds (American comedian)
  • Gareth Frank Bale (Welsh footballer)
  • Gareth Owen Edwards (Welsh rugby union player)
  • Gareth Gerald McAuley (Northern Irish footballer)

Gareth in popular culture:

  • Gareth (television, “The Walking Dead”)
  • Gareth Keenan (television, “The Office”)
  • Gareth Ritter (television, “BrainDead”)
  • Gareth Probert (literature, “That Uncertain Feeling” by Kingsley Amis)
  • Gareth Bryne (literature, “Wheel of Time” series by Robert Jordan)