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Origin and Meaning of Garth

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Garth
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  1. A close; a yard; a croft; a garden; as, a cloister garth ."A clapper clapping in a garth To scare the fowl from fruit." [Tennyson.]
  2. A dam or weir for catching fish.

Etymology: Icel. garðr yard. See Yard

noun Garth
A hoop or band.

Etymology: Girth

Wiktionary

From Old Norse garðr, from Proto-Germanic *gardaz, thus cognate with Old English ġeard, whence English yard.

  1. A grassy quadrangle surrounded by cloisters
  2. A close; a yard; a croft; a garden.
    a cloister
  3. A clearing in the woods; as such, part of many placenames in northern England
  4. (paganism) A group or a household dedicated to the pagan faith Heathenry.
  5. (paganism) A location or sacred space, in ritual and poetry in modern Heathenry.
  6. A dam or weir for catching fish.

garth was also found in the following language(s): Welsh

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Garth Brooks is a singing, songwriter, and singer. He holds the title Friends in Low Places". Garth was given the name Troyal Garth Brooks on February 7th, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.

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Garth Hudson is a rock music, jazz, folk music, and americana (music) musician. He plays Keyboard instrument, Saxophone, Accordion, Oboe, Autoharp, Clarinet, Trumpet, French horn, Flute, Piccolo, Double bass, Drum kit, Cello, Violin, and Lowrey organ. He has had major accomplishments since 1949. Garth was given the name Eric Garth Hudson on August 2nd, 1937 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

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Garth Ennis is a comics creator.

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Garth Nix is a fantasy writer. He has had major accomplishments since 1995. Garth was born on July 19th, 1963.

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Garth Crooks is a soccer player for the Stoke City F.C., Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Manchester United F.C., West Bromwich Albion F.C., Charlton Athletic F.C., and England national under-21 football team. Garth was born on March 10th, 1958 in Stoke-on-Trent, England.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Garth

Jennie Garth is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to present. Jennie was given the name Jennifer Eve Garth on April 3rd, 1972 in Urbana, Illinois, U.S.

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Leonard Garth is a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Judge of theUnited States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and Judge of theUnited States District Court for. Leonard was born on April 7th, 1921.

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Thomas was born in 1744. He breathed his last breath in 1829.

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John was born in 1721. He passed away in 1810.

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John was born in 1771 in Garth, near Callander, Perthshire. He passed away on January 25th, 1866.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1906 5 0 5
1909 5 0 5
1911 6 0 6
1912 6 0 6
1913 24 0 24
1914 22 0 22
1915 68 0 68
1916 53 0 53
1917 77 0 77
1918 59 0 59
1919 80 0 80
1920 80 0 80
1921 77 0 77
1922 66 0 66
1923 100 0 100
1924 78 0 78
1925 68 0 68
1926 75 0 75
1927 80 0 80
1928 68 0 68
1929 73 0 73
1930 54 0 54
1931 53 0 53
1932 69 0 69
1933 72 0 72
1934 73 0 73
1935 71 0 71
1936 59 0 59
1937 83 0 83
1938 82 0 82
1939 60 0 60
1940 86 0 86
1941 73 0 73
1942 101 0 101
1943 86 0 86
1944 83 0 83
1945 63 0 63
1946 80 0 80
1947 100 0 100
1948 80 0 80
1949 98 0 98
1950 99 0 99
1951 109 0 109
1952 106 0 106
1953 159 0 159
1954 269 0 269
1955 200 0 200
1956 174 0 174
1957 147 0 147
1958 155 0 155
1959 188 0 188
1960 199 0 199
1961 211 0 211
1962 184 0 184
1963 209 0 209
1964 239 0 239
1965 159 0 159
1966 170 0 170
1967 156 0 156
1968 133 0 133
1969 192 0 192
1970 190 0 190
1971 146 0 146
1972 152 0 152
1973 150 0 150
1974 156 0 156
1975 137 0 137
1976 110 0 110
1977 105 0 105
1978 118 0 118
1979 124 0 124
1980 108 0 108
1981 134 0 134
1982 98 0 98
1983 72 0 72
1984 75 0 75
1985 61 0 61
1986 61 0 61
1987 59 0 59
1988 53 0 53
1989 54 0 54
1990 82 0 82
1991 200 0 200
1992 249 0 249
1993 124 0 124
1994 62 0 62
1995 56 0 56
1996 50 0 50
1997 46 0 46
1998 50 0 50
1999 37 0 37
2000 22 0 22
2001 30 0 30
2002 17 0 17
2003 15 0 15
2004 16 0 16
2005 14 0 14
2006 9 0 9
2007 6 0 6
2008 19 0 19
2009 8 0 8
2010 16 0 16
2011 7 0 7
2012 8 0 8
2013 12 0 12
2014 16 0 16
2015 20 0 20
2016 13 0 13
2017 15 0 15

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Garth U.S.
  White 33.25% 64.26%
  African American 57.67% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.36% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.26% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.40% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.07% 16.26%

Of Last Name Garth

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Fun Facts about the name Garth

  • How Popular is the name Garth? Garth is the 2,575th most popular name of all time. As a last name Garth was the 10,491st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Garth have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,536 babies born with the first name Garth in the United States. That's more than enough people named Garth to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Garth? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1906 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Garth first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Garth is Tuesday, November 18th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Garth born? The highest recorded use of the first name Garth was in 1954 with a total of 269 babies.
  • Random Garth Factoid: According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Garth ranks 103rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, 13 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1921.
  • Weird things about the name Garth: Your name in reverse order is Htrag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rgath. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Garth? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,059 people with the last name Garth.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Garth? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Garth as their last name.

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