Garret

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Gar"ret
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  1. A turret; a watchtower.(Obs)"He saw men go up and down on the garrets of the gates and walls." [Ld. Berners.]
  2. That part of a house which is on the upper floor, immediately under or within the roof; an attic."The tottering garrets which overhung the streets of Rome." [Macaulay.]

Etymology: OE. garite garette, watchtower, place of lookout, OF. garite, also meaning, a place of refuge, F. guérite a place of refuge, donjon, sentinel box, fr. OF. garir to preserve, save, defend, F. guérir to cure; of German origin; cf. OHG. werian to protect, defend, hinder, G. wehren, akin to Goth. warjan to hinder, and akin to E. weir, or perhaps to wary. See Weir, and cf. Guerite

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  1. Floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
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Middle English, from Old French garite ("watchtower"). Compare guerite, of same origin.

  1. An attic or semi-finished room just beneath the roof of a house.

Notable Persons Named Garret

Garret Dillahunt is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1993. Garret was given the name Garret L. Dillahunt on November 24th, 1964 in Castro Valley, California.

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Garret Hobart was an office holder. Garret was born on June 3rd, 1844 in Long Branch, New Jersey. He left this life on November 21st, 1899.

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Garret FitzGerald was a Taoiseach, Leader of the Opposition, Leader of Fine Gael, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Teachta Dála, Senator, Trade, List of Irish Leaders of the Opposition, and Seanad Éireann. Garret was born on February 9th, 1926 in Dublin, Ireland. He breathed his last breath on May 19th, 2011.

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Garret Anderson is a baseball player. Garret was born on June 30th, 1972 in Los Angeles.

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Garret Graves is a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, from Louisiana's 6th district, Member of theU.S. House of Representatives, and fromLouisiana's 6th district. Garret was born on January 31st, 1972 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Garret Sparks is a hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League. He was most active from 2013 to present. Garret was born on June 28th, 1993 in Elmhurst, Illinois.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Garret

Jim Garret is a sports team member for the Douglas Royal F.C.

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Artur Garret is an athlete for the C.D. Beja.

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Stephen Garret is an athlete for the Knockbreda F.C.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 6 0 6
1883 5 0 5
1895 5 0 5
1900 5 0 5
1912 5 0 5
1913 10 0 10
1914 9 0 9
1915 15 0 15
1916 16 0 16
1917 7 0 7
1918 8 0 8
1919 15 0 15
1921 9 0 9
1922 12 0 12
1923 15 0 15
1924 5 0 5
1925 6 0 6
1926 10 0 10
1927 17 0 17
1928 16 0 16
1929 13 0 13
1930 13 0 13
1931 11 0 11
1932 16 0 16
1933 9 0 9
1934 10 0 10
1935 10 0 10
1936 9 0 9
1937 14 0 14
1938 5 0 5
1939 10 0 10
1940 18 0 18
1941 9 0 9
1942 9 0 9
1943 29 0 29
1944 19 0 19
1945 15 0 15
1946 26 0 26
1947 28 0 28
1948 21 0 21
1949 31 0 31
1950 29 0 29
1951 31 0 31
1952 33 0 33
1953 30 0 30
1954 39 0 39
1955 40 0 40
1956 35 0 35
1957 29 0 29
1958 34 0 34
1959 33 0 33
1960 60 0 60
1961 63 0 63
1962 92 0 92
1963 104 0 104
1964 102 0 102
1965 95 0 95
1966 97 0 97
1967 95 0 95
1968 89 0 89
1969 88 0 88
1970 101 0 101
1971 63 0 63
1972 86 0 86
1973 66 0 66
1974 77 0 77
1975 62 0 62
1976 63 0 63
1977 64 0 64
1978 83 0 83
1979 125 0 125
1980 144 0 144
1981 140 0 140
1982 161 5 156
1983 196 0 196
1984 192 0 192
1985 260 0 260
1986 272 0 272
1987 252 0 252
1988 254 0 254
1989 325 0 325
1990 380 0 380
1991 358 0 358
1992 498 0 498
1993 484 0 484
1994 416 0 416
1995 438 0 438
1996 455 0 455
1997 477 0 477
1998 458 0 458
1999 527 0 527
2000 590 0 590
2001 468 0 468
2002 383 0 383
2003 343 0 343
2004 301 0 301
2005 299 0 299
2006 277 0 277
2007 211 0 211
2008 164 0 164
2009 155 0 155
2010 130 0 130
2011 122 0 122
2012 108 0 108
2013 66 0 66
2014 62 0 62
2015 61 0 61
2016 43 0 43
2017 45 0 45

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Fun Facts about the name Garret

  • How Popular is the name Garret? Garret is the 2,157th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Garret have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13,044 babies born with the first name Garret in the United States. That's more than enough people named Garret to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Garret? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Garret first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Garret is Friday, December 27th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Garret born? The highest recorded use of the first name Garret was in 2000 with a total of 590 babies.
  • Random Garret Factoid: According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Garret is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 19 babies in California have the same name as you in 1979.
  • Weird things about the name Garret: Your name in reverse order is Terrag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Gtrera. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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