Garrett

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129k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Garrett mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Garrett

"Garrett" is a name of English origin, and it means "Spear Rule". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary

A medieval English form of the Germanic given names Gerard and Gerald.

  1. A patronymic surname​.
  2. A male given name, transferred from the surname, or in Ireland directly from Gerard.

Notable Persons Named Garrett

Garrett Camp is a founder at expa, founder & chairman at, investor/advisor, uber (company), stumbleupon, entrepreneurship, uber, and entrepreneur. Garrett was given the name Garrett M. Camp on October 4th, 1978 in Calgary.

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Garrett Hedlund is an actor, model (people), singing, model, and singer. His ongoing career started in 2004. Garrett was given the name Garrett John Hedlund on September 3rd, 1984 in Roseau, Minnesota, U.S.

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Garrett Clayton is an actor, singer, dancer, singing, and dance. He was most prominent from 2008 to present. Garrett was born on March 19th, 1991 in Dearborn, Michigan.

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Garrett Morgan was an inventor and entrepreneur. Garrett was born on March 4th, 1877 in (Claysville Community), Kentucky. Garrett is also known as Big Chief Mason. He breathed his last breath on July 27th, 1963.

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Garrett Morris is an actor and comedian. His ongoing career started in 1963. Garrett was given the name Garrett Isaac Morris on February 1st, 1937 in New Orleans.

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He was most prominent from 1994 to present. Garrett was given the name Garrett Richard Wang on December 15th, 1968 in Riverside, California, U.S. Garrett is also known as Wang Yi-chung (王以瞻).

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Garrett

Brad Garrett is an observational comedy, black comedy, improvisational theatre, insult comedy, and satire comedian. Brad was given the name Brad H. Gerstenfeld on April 14th, 1960 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Myles Garrett is a football player. Myles was born on December 29th, 1995 in Arlington, Texas.

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Leif Garrett is a pop rock, disco, power pop, alternative rock, and hard rock actor, singing, and celebrity. He plays Guitar and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1966 to present. Leif was given the name Leif Per Nervik on November 8th, 1961.

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Trent Garrett is an actor. He was most prominent from 2009 to 2009. Trent was born Trent Garrett on March 2nd, 1984 in Hampton, Virginia.

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Jason Garrett is an american football player. Jason was born on March 28th, 1966 in Abington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

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David Garrett is a classical music and crossover music musician. His ongoing career started in 1988. David was given the name David Christian Bongartz on September 4th, 1980 in Aachen, Germany. David is also known as Bongartz and David (birth name).

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 13 0 13
1881 7 0 7
1882 15 0 15
1883 13 0 13
1884 15 0 15
1885 9 0 9
1886 16 0 16
1887 14 0 14
1888 10 0 10
1889 16 0 16
1890 15 0 15
1891 12 0 12
1892 17 0 17
1893 15 0 15
1894 11 0 11
1895 19 0 19
1896 47 0 47
1897 35 0 35
1898 23 0 23
1899 16 0 16
1900 29 0 29
1901 11 0 11
1902 12 0 12
1903 15 0 15
1904 13 0 13
1905 12 0 12
1906 21 0 21
1907 21 0 21
1908 28 0 28
1909 10 0 10
1910 17 0 17
1911 23 0 23
1912 42 0 42
1913 32 0 32
1914 61 0 61
1915 75 0 75
1916 62 0 62
1917 67 0 67
1918 81 0 81
1919 84 0 84
1920 83 0 83
1921 79 0 79
1922 93 0 93
1923 82 0 82
1924 75 0 75
1925 73 0 73
1926 83 0 83
1927 79 0 79
1928 62 0 62
1929 77 0 77
1930 52 0 52
1931 72 0 72
1932 73 0 73
1933 58 0 58
1934 74 0 74
1935 79 0 79
1936 69 0 69
1937 75 0 75
1938 75 0 75
1939 99 0 99
1940 109 0 109
1941 98 0 98
1942 103 0 103
1943 143 0 143
1944 110 0 110
1945 119 0 119
1946 155 0 155
1947 152 0 152
1948 168 0 168
1949 168 0 168
1950 165 0 165
1951 183 0 183
1952 171 0 171
1953 164 0 164
1954 169 0 169
1955 174 0 174
1956 173 0 173
1957 200 0 200
1958 180 0 180
1959 194 0 194
1960 182 0 182
1961 217 0 217
1962 251 0 251
1963 320 0 320
1964 309 0 309
1965 290 0 290
1966 318 0 318
1967 336 0 336
1968 384 0 384
1969 496 8 488
1970 606 5 601
1971 612 7 605
1972 551 8 543
1973 491 0 491
1974 528 0 528
1975 565 0 565
1976 569 9 560
1977 725 5 720
1978 817 10 807
1979 1,216 11 1,205
1980 1,298 10 1,288
1981 1,505 8 1,497
1982 1,463 7 1,456
1983 1,527 11 1,516
1984 1,745 14 1,731
1985 2,075 20 2,055
1986 2,409 22 2,387
1987 2,597 14 2,583
1988 2,667 22 2,645
1989 3,338 23 3,315
1990 3,770 14 3,756 #99 boy name
1991 4,070 17 4,053 #91 boy name
1992 4,281 13 4,268 #88 boy name
1993 4,725 13 4,712 #79 boy name
1994 4,781 23 4,758 #82 boy name
1995 4,721 11 4,710 #80 boy name
1996 4,666 14 4,652 #85 boy name
1997 4,558 14 4,544 #85 boy name
1998 4,795 7 4,788 #80 boy name
1999 5,087 12 5,075 #78 boy name
2000 5,850 10 5,840 #74 boy name
2001 5,078 17 5,061 #80 boy name
2002 4,356 0 4,356 #91 boy name
2003 3,985 8 3,977
2004 3,707 18 3,689
2005 3,269 7 3,262
2006 2,972 8 2,964
2007 2,560 0 2,560
2008 2,458 11 2,447
2009 2,058 0 2,058
2010 1,964 5 1,959
2011 1,945 5 1,940
2012 1,742 0 1,742
2013 1,618 5 1,613
2014 1,566 6 1,560
2015 1,349 0 1,349
2016 1,144 0 1,144

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Popularity of Garrett as a first name

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Popularity of Garrett as a last name

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Common last names for Garrett

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Miller
  • Mitchell
  • Jackson
  • Fitzgerald
  • Baker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Garrett U.S.
  White 69.96% 64.26%
  African American 24.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.60% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.34% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.20% 16.26%

Of Last Name Garrett

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

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Fun Facts about the name Garrett

  • What name lists does Garrett rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Garrett? Garrett is the 545th most popular name of all time. As a last name Garrett was the 279th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Garrett have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 129,146 babies born with the first name Garrett in the United States. That's more than enough people named Garrett to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Garrett? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 13 new born babies.
  • When was Garrett first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Garrett is Monday, April 6th, 1863.
  • What year had the most people named Garrett born? The highest recorded use of the first name Garrett was in 2000 with a total of 5,840 babies. That's a lot of babies named Garrett!
  • Random Garrett Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Garrett ranks 63rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, 70 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Garrett: Your name in reverse order is Tterrag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Trgaret. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Garrett? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 110,697 people with the last name Garrett.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Garrett? Garrett was ranked as the 279th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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