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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gardien

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From Old French guardian, guardein (“protector, guard”), gardein, garden, from an earlier *gardenc, the first root deriving from guarder and the second of Germanic origin. The suffix was later changed; compare the Medieval Latin guardianus, which may have influenced it.

  1. guard (someone who keeps guard of something)
  2. guardian, warden (protector)
  3. guardian (someone who looks after something else)
  4. (law) guardian
  5. (sports) goalkeeper; goaltender

Notable Persons With the Last Name Gardien

René Gardien was a soccer player for the FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, Lille OSC, Racing Besançon, and France national football team. René was born on February 10th, 1928 in Chambéry , France. He died on February 1st, 2006.


Nicolas was born on June 12th, 1989.


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Fun Facts about the name Gardien

  • When was the first name Gardien first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Gardien is Tuesday, March 24th, 1953.
  • How unique is the name Gardien? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Gardien. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Gardien: Your name in reverse order is Neidrag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dnregai. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Gardien born Mar 22, 1965

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern China approximately on 1000. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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