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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gardner

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  • According to a user from Australia, the name Gardner is of Slavic origin and means "One who bears arms".

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  1. Writer of detective novels featuring Perry Mason (1889-1970)
  2. United States collector and patron of art who built a museum in Boston to house her collection and opened it to the public in 1903 (1840-1924)
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  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Gardner

Gardner Fox is a comics creator. Gardner is also known as Jefferson Cooper, Bart Sommers, Paul Dean, Ray Gardner, Lynna Cooper, Rod Gray, Larry Dean, Robert Starr, Don, Ed, Warner, Michael Blake, Tex, Willis Blane, Ed Carlisle, Edgar Weston, Tex Slade, Eddie Duane, and Etc..

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Gardner was given the name George Cadogan Gardner McKay on June 10th, 1932. He died on November 21st, 2001.

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Gardner Dozois is a science fiction magazines, anthologies, short fiction, science fiction magazine, and anthology editor, writer, and editing. He has been prominent since 1970. Gardner was given the name Gardner Raymond Dozois on July 23rd, 1947 in Salem, Massachusetts, United States.

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Gardner Ackley was an economist. Gardner was born on June 30th, 1915 in Indianapolis. He left this life on February 12th, 1998.

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Gardner was born on June 18th, 1918. He passed away on April 5th, 2015.

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Gardner Dickinson is a golf player.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Gardner

Ava Gardner was an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1941 to 1986. Ava was given the name Ava Lavinia Gardner on December 24th, 1922 in Smithfield, North Carolina, U.S. She breathed her last breath on January 25th, 1990.

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Chris Gardner is a founder & ceo of gardner rich & co, entrepreneurship, and founder& ceo ofgardner rich & co. Chris was given the name Christopher Paul Gardner on February 9th, 1954 in Milwaukee. Chris is also known as Gardner, Christopher Paul; Gardner, and Christopher.

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Gerald Brosseau Gardner was a tea and rubber planter, customs officer, wiccan priest, writer, novelist, and wicca. Gerald was born on June 13th, 1884 in Blundellsands, Lancashire, England. He passed away on February 12th, 1964.

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Howard Gardner is a scientist in the fields of psychology and education. Howard was given the name Howard Earl Gardner on July 11th, 1943 in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Cory Gardner is a from Colorado, United States Senator, fromColorado, and United States Senate. Cory was born on August 22nd, 1974 in Yuma, Colorado.

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Guy Darrin Gardner is a comics character.

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How popular is the baby name Gardner in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 0 5
1884 7 0 7
1886 9 0 9
1887 7 0 7
1888 6 0 6
1889 5 0 5
1891 7 0 7
1895 6 0 6
1898 7 0 7
1899 5 0 5
1900 6 0 6
1901 5 0 5
1902 6 0 6
1903 6 0 6
1904 9 0 9
1905 8 0 8
1906 7 0 7
1908 10 0 10
1909 12 0 12
1910 17 0 17
1911 12 0 12
1912 23 0 23
1913 32 0 32
1914 43 0 43
1915 65 0 65
1916 58 0 58
1917 61 0 61
1918 57 0 57
1919 58 0 58
1920 56 0 56
1921 56 0 56
1922 58 0 58
1923 45 0 45
1924 55 0 55
1925 41 0 41
1926 50 0 50
1927 32 0 32
1928 43 0 43
1929 45 0 45
1930 36 0 36
1931 37 0 37
1932 35 0 35
1933 34 0 34
1934 37 0 37
1935 30 0 30
1936 34 0 34
1937 33 0 33
1938 30 0 30
1939 27 0 27
1940 31 0 31
1941 28 0 28
1942 29 0 29
1943 30 0 30
1944 40 0 40
1945 31 0 31
1946 36 0 36
1947 33 0 33
1948 35 0 35
1949 32 0 32
1950 27 0 27
1951 22 0 22
1952 23 0 23
1953 32 0 32
1954 26 0 26
1955 21 0 21
1956 29 0 29
1957 14 0 14
1958 13 0 13
1959 26 0 26
1960 34 0 34
1961 43 0 43
1962 53 0 53
1963 44 0 44
1964 34 0 34
1965 33 0 33
1966 29 0 29
1967 26 0 26
1968 24 0 24
1969 24 0 24
1970 20 0 20
1971 25 0 25
1972 20 0 20
1973 16 0 16
1974 13 0 13
1975 15 0 15
1976 17 0 17
1977 11 0 11
1978 15 0 15
1979 13 0 13
1980 13 0 13
1981 7 0 7
1982 15 0 15
1983 17 0 17
1984 18 0 18
1985 15 0 15
1986 8 0 8
1987 13 0 13
1988 15 0 15
1989 14 0 14
1990 13 0 13
1991 13 0 13
1992 9 0 9
1993 14 0 14
1994 11 0 11
1995 12 0 12
1996 8 0 8
1997 14 0 14
1998 11 0 11
1999 7 0 7
2000 16 0 16
2001 17 0 17
2002 10 0 10
2003 7 0 7
2004 12 0 12
2005 9 0 9
2006 12 0 12
2007 13 0 13
2008 14 0 14
2009 8 0 8
2010 14 0 14
2011 17 0 17
2012 13 5 8
2013 10 0 10
2014 6 0 6
2015 11 0 11
2016 7 0 7
2017 15 0 15

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Popularity of Gardner as a first name

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Popularity of Gardner as a last name

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Common last names for Gardner

  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Allen
  • White
  • Jones
  • Lewis
  • Thompson
  • Bennett
  • Taylor

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gardner U.S.
  White 75.01% 64.26%
  African American 19.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.70% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.04% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gardner

People with the last name Gardner are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Gardner

  • How Popular is the name Gardner? Gardner is the 5,324th most popular name of all time. As a last name Gardner was the 194th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gardner have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,898 babies born with the first name Gardner in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gardner to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gardner? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Gardner first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gardner is Tuesday, April 14th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Gardner born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gardner was in 1915 with a total of 65 babies.
  • Random Gardner Factoid: According to the 1926 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gardner ranks 102nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 5 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1926.
  • Weird things about the name Gardner: Your name in reverse order is Rendrag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rendagr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gardner? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 142,894 people with the last name Gardner.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gardner? Gardner was ranked as the 194th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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