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The name Garrett has the following meaning:

Form of Gerard, meaning "one who is mighty with a spear".
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Garrett is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 101 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Garrett fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 24 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 184 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Garrett in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Garrett is pronounced as gare-rit


Garrett originates from the Irish language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Garrett and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Garrett: Boys - Blaine, Brennan, Donovan, Girls - Kaci, Both genders - Ennis, Shannon


Popular Variants for the name Garrett: Garet, Gareth, Garett, Garrad, Garret (English), Garretson, Garritt, Garrity, Garrot, Garrott, Garyth, Gerrit, Gerritt, Gerrity, Jarret, Jarrett (English), Jarrot, Jarrott


Common nicknames for the name Garrett are: Garry


We think the name Garrett should fall under the following style category: Celtic.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Garrett to be: A smart and nice person

In one word, you might describe Garrett as a(n) "smart" person.

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Faces of



Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Garrett (or its variants) are:

Garrett Morris, born on 1 February, a famous actor. Garrett Morris's background: An American comedian and actor from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was part of the original cast of the sketch comedy program Saturday Night Live, appearing from 1975 to 1980.

Garrett Augustus Morgan, Sr., born on 4 March, a famous inventor. Garrett Augustus Morgan, Sr.'s background: An African American inventor who originated a respiratory protective hood (similar to the modern gas masks), invented a hair-straightening preparation, and patented a type of traffic signal.

Garrett Bernard Atkins, born on 12 December, a famous athlete. Garrett Bernard Atkins's background: The third baseman for the Major League Baseball team the Colorado Rockies since 2003.
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