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Garrett is both a given name and surname in the United States and Europe, and its roots date back to the Dark Ages. Parents love this baby name because it has a strong meaning, and it pairs well with many middle names. While it was most popular a few decades ago, it has been one of the top names in the United States for over a century, and we don't expect that to change anytime soon.

Meaning of the name Garrett:

Germanic/Old French: Ruler with the spear or brave spearman

Origin of the name Garrett:

Garrett is a derivative of names Gerardus, Gerard and Gerald, all of which were popular during the early Middle Ages. They were adopted by England after the Norman Conquest.

Symbolism of the name Garrett:

In the Germanic language, the word “gēr” means spear, and it's an element that inspired the names that inspired “Garrett.” For this reason, the name is often associated with bravery and strength.

Style of the name Garrett:

Traditional

Gender of the name Garrett:

Garrett is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Garrett:

GAR-it

Number of syllables in the name Garrett:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Garrett:

The baby name Garrett evokes an image of masculinity, strength and bravery.

Alternative spellings for the name Garrett:

  • Garret
  • Garrette
  • Garritt

Nicknames for the name Garrett:

  • Gary
  • Rhett
  • Gare

Popularity of the name Garrett:

Garrett has been on the list of the top 1,000 baby names in the United States for well over a century. As of 2020, it ranks at number 368, according to the Social Security Administration.

Related names for the name Garrett:

Great middle names for Garrett and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Garrett:

Garretts in popular culture:

  • Garrett (character in the “Twilight” series of books and movies)
  • Garrett Reynolds (character on the TV show “Pretty Little Liars”)
  • Garrett Xander Lambert (character on the TV show “Community”)
  • Garrett (character from the video game series “Thief”)
  • Garrett Breedlove (character from the film “Terms of Endearment”)