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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Garner

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Gar"ner
A granary; a building or place where grain is stored for preservation.

Etymology: OE. garner gerner greiner, OF. gernier grenier, F. grenier, fr. L. granarium, fr. granum. See 1st Grain, and cf. Granary

verb Gar"ner
To gather for preservation; to store, as in a granary; to treasure.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A storehouse for threshed grain or animal feed
  2. Assemble or get together
  3. Store grain
  4. Acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions
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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Garner

Garner Ted Armstrong was a minister, author, educator, radio, and television commentator. He holds the title Vice-President, Radio/Worldwide Church of God ; President, Ambassador University ; President, Garner Ted Armstrong Evangelistic Association, Radio/Worldwide Church of God (1958–1978); President, Ambassador University (1975–1978); President, and Garner Ted. Garner was born on February 9th, 1930 in United States. Garner is also known as William Talboy Wright (pseudonym used for his book Churchill's Gold). He died on September 12th, 2003.

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His career lasted from 1961 to 1977. Garner was born on July 6th, 1912 in Towanda, Kansas. He died on March 1st, 1998.

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Garner Tullis is a in the fields of printmaking, sculpture, and painting. Garner was born in 1939 in Cincinnati. Garner is also known as Garner H. Tullis and Garner Handy Tullis.

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Garner Ekstran is a football player. Garner was born on September 1st, 1941 in Bow, Washington.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Garner

Jennifer Garner is an actress and film producer. She was most active from 1995 to 1995. Jennifer was given the name Jennifer Anne Garner on April 17th, 1972 in Houston, Texas, United States.

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James Garner was an actor, producer, singer, voice artist, and comedian. He was most prominent from 1954 to 2013. James was given the name James Scott Bumgarner on April 7th, 1928 in Norman, Oklahoma. James is also known as James Scott Garner, James Bumgarner, and James Scott Bumgarner. He passed away on July 19th, 2014.

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Kelli Garner is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2000 to present. Kelli was given the name Kelli Brianne Garner on April 11th, 1984 in Bakersfield, California, U.S.

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John Nance Garner was an office holder. John was given the name John Nance Garner IV on November 22nd, 1868 in Detroit, Texas. He left this life on November 7th, 1967.

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Peggy Ann Garner was an actress, real estate agent, fleet car executive, real estate broker, fleet vehicle, and fleet carexecutive. Her career lasted from 1938 to 1984. Peggy was born on February 3rd, 1932 in Canton, Ohio, US. She breathed her last breath on October 16th, 1984.

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Julia Garner is an actress and model. She was most active from 2010 to present. Julia was born on February 1st, 1994 in Riverdale, New York, US.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 5 0 5
1885 7 0 7
1897 5 0 5
1901 5 0 5
1902 6 0 6
1904 5 0 5
1908 7 0 7
1909 9 0 9
1910 13 0 13
1911 6 0 6
1912 14 0 14
1913 19 0 19
1914 22 0 22
1915 25 0 25
1916 27 0 27
1917 27 0 27
1918 29 0 29
1919 30 0 30
1920 34 0 34
1921 27 0 27
1922 29 0 29
1923 33 0 33
1924 23 0 23
1925 17 0 17
1926 23 0 23
1927 20 0 20
1928 26 0 26
1929 24 0 24
1930 16 0 16
1931 19 0 19
1932 82 0 82
1933 63 0 63
1934 24 0 24
1935 19 0 19
1936 24 0 24
1937 29 0 29
1938 23 0 23
1939 21 0 21
1940 20 0 20
1941 20 0 20
1942 11 0 11
1943 14 0 14
1944 23 0 23
1945 13 0 13
1946 11 0 11
1947 24 0 24
1948 18 0 18
1949 13 0 13
1950 18 0 18
1951 13 0 13
1952 15 0 15
1953 16 0 16
1954 20 0 20
1955 10 0 10
1956 13 0 13
1957 19 0 19
1958 12 0 12
1959 24 0 24
1960 17 0 17
1961 28 0 28
1962 27 0 27
1963 19 0 19
1964 23 0 23
1965 18 0 18
1966 9 0 9
1967 19 0 19
1968 13 0 13
1969 27 0 27
1970 18 0 18
1971 15 0 15
1972 11 0 11
1973 13 0 13
1974 15 0 15
1975 14 0 14
1976 10 0 10
1977 16 0 16
1978 15 0 15
1979 11 0 11
1980 14 0 14
1981 9 0 9
1982 7 0 7
1983 8 0 8
1984 8 0 8
1985 8 0 8
1986 8 0 8
1987 7 0 7
1988 7 0 7
1989 12 0 12
1990 10 0 10
1991 10 0 10
1992 5 0 5
1993 14 0 14
1994 22 0 22
1995 8 0 8
1996 13 0 13
1997 18 0 18
1998 17 0 17
1999 15 0 15
2000 8 0 8
2001 20 0 20
2002 27 0 27
2003 19 0 19
2004 28 0 28
2005 31 0 31
2006 25 0 25
2007 17 0 17
2008 29 0 29
2009 14 0 14
2010 34 6 28
2011 12 0 12
2012 25 0 25
2013 24 0 24
2014 35 7 28
2015 27 5 22
2016 27 5 22
2017 23 6 17

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Popularity of Garner as a first name

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Popularity of Garner as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Garner U.S.
  White 71.71% 64.26%
  African American 22.82% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.54% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.11% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.34% 16.26%

Of Last Name Garner

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

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Fun Facts about the name Garner

  • How Popular is the name Garner? Garner is the 6,490th most popular name of all time. As a last name Garner was the 442nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Garner have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,147 babies born with the first name Garner in the United States. That's more than enough people named Garner to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Garner? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Garner first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Garner is Monday, February 14th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Garner born? The highest recorded use of the first name Garner was in 1932 with a total of 82 babies.
  • Random Garner Factoid: According to the 1932 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Garner is not a popular baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1932.
  • Weird things about the name Garner: Your name in reverse order is Renrag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nrreag. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Garner? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 74,324 people with the last name Garner.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Garner? Garner was ranked as the 442nd 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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