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Wiktionary

Of Old Welsh origin and cognate with the Welsh name Geraint or perhaps the word gwareddawg, gwaredd (“gentleness”).

  1. A male given name of Welsh origin; name of a knight in the Arthurian romance.

Cockney rhyming slang based on the name of actor Gareth Hunt.

  1. (Cockney rhyming slang) cunt

    Notable Persons Named Gareth

    Gareth Bale is a soccer player for the Real Madrid C.F., Cardiff Civil Service, Southampton F.C. Academy, Southampton F.C., Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Wales national under-17 football team, Wales national under-19 football team, and Wales national under-21 football team. Gareth was born on July 16th, 1989 in Cardiff, Wales.

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    Gareth Southgate is a soccer player for the England national under-21 football team, Crystal Palace F.C., Aston Villa F.C., Middlesbrough F.C., and England national football team. Gareth was born on September 3rd, 1970 in Watford, England.

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    Gareth Edwards is a director, screenwriter, cinematographer, production designer, visual effects artist, and film director. He has been prominent since 2002. Gareth was born in 1975 in Nuneaton.

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    Gareth Barry is a soccer player for the Everton F.C., Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., Aston Villa F.C., Manchester City F.C., and England national football team. Gareth was born on February 23rd, 1981 in Hastings, England.

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    Gareth Seddon is a soccer player for the Salford City F.C., Bury F.C., Northwich Victoria F.C., Rushden & Diamonds F.C., Padiham F.C., Worcester City F.C., Hyde United F.C., Kettering Town F.C., Fleetwood Town F.C., F.C. Halifax Town, Chester F.C., and England national football C team. Gareth was born on May 23rd, 1980 in Burnley, England.

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    Gareth McAuley is a soccer player for the West Bromwich Albion F.C., Linfield F.C., Ballyclare Comrades F.C., Crusaders F.C., Coleraine F.C., Lincoln City F.C., Leicester City F.C., Ipswich Town F.C., Northern Ireland national football B team, and Northern Ireland national football team. Gareth was born on December 5th, 1979 in Larne.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Gareth

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    Arwel Gareth is an athlete for the Dyffryn Banw F.C.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1916 5 0 5
    1919 7 0 7
    1920 5 0 5
    1921 33 0 33
    1922 21 0 21
    1923 17 0 17
    1924 9 0 9
    1925 14 0 14
    1926 16 0 16
    1927 15 0 15
    1928 16 0 16
    1929 10 0 10
    1930 9 0 9
    1931 14 0 14
    1932 14 0 14
    1933 12 0 12
    1934 18 0 18
    1935 25 0 25
    1936 21 0 21
    1937 22 0 22
    1938 30 0 30
    1939 21 0 21
    1940 33 0 33
    1941 25 0 25
    1942 28 0 28
    1943 39 0 39
    1944 28 0 28
    1945 27 0 27
    1946 24 0 24
    1947 33 0 33
    1948 25 0 25
    1949 29 0 29
    1950 28 0 28
    1951 25 0 25
    1952 28 0 28
    1953 19 0 19
    1954 20 0 20
    1955 20 0 20
    1956 22 5 17
    1957 13 0 13
    1958 25 0 25
    1959 18 0 18
    1960 17 0 17
    1961 28 0 28
    1962 23 0 23
    1963 29 0 29
    1964 21 0 21
    1965 24 0 24
    1966 15 0 15
    1967 28 0 28
    1968 25 0 25
    1969 31 0 31
    1970 57 0 57
    1971 29 0 29
    1972 24 0 24
    1973 23 0 23
    1974 28 0 28
    1975 30 0 30
    1976 31 0 31
    1977 36 0 36
    1978 37 0 37
    1979 45 0 45
    1980 51 0 51
    1981 49 0 49
    1982 69 0 69
    1983 53 0 53
    1984 60 0 60
    1985 49 0 49
    1986 64 0 64
    1987 59 0 59
    1988 67 0 67
    1989 54 0 54
    1990 64 0 64
    1991 58 0 58
    1992 78 0 78
    1993 72 0 72
    1994 52 0 52
    1995 75 0 75
    1996 77 0 77
    1997 74 0 74
    1998 73 0 73
    1999 82 0 82
    2000 79 0 79
    2001 71 0 71
    2002 80 0 80
    2003 81 0 81
    2004 66 0 66
    2005 75 0 75
    2006 56 0 56
    2007 54 0 54
    2008 52 0 52
    2009 44 0 44
    2010 49 0 49
    2011 52 0 52
    2012 45 0 45
    2013 52 0 52
    2014 102 0 102
    2015 102 0 102
    2016 104 0 104
    2017 88 0 88

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    Popularity of Gareth as a first name

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    Fun Facts about the name Gareth

    • How Popular is the name Gareth? Gareth is the 4,367th most popular name of all time.
    • How many people with the first name Gareth have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,976 babies born with the first name Gareth in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gareth to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gareth? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Gareth first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gareth is Friday, December 5th, 1884.
    • What year had the most people named Gareth born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gareth was in 2016 with a total of 104 babies.
    • Random Gareth Factoid: According to the 1967 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gareth is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 1967.
    • Weird things about the name Gareth: Your name in reverse order is Hterag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Garhet. How do you pronounce that?

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