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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Garvie

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Gar"vie
The sprat; -- called also garvie herring, and garvock.
  1. sprat

Notable Persons Named Garvie

Garvie Craw was a football player for the Michigan Wolverines football. Garvie was born on January 25th, 1948. He left this life on July 27th, 2007.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Garvie

Elizabeth Garvie is an actress and actor. Elizabeth was born Elizabeth Garvie in 1957 in Bristol.


Wayne was born on September 9th, 1963.


Johnny Garvie was an athlete for the Hibernian F.C., Hamilton Academical F.C., Stenhousemuir F.C., Preston North End F.C., Lincoln City F.C., Carlisle United F.C., Boston United F.C., Corby Town F.C., Stamford A.F.C., and Ilkeston Town F.C. (1945). Johnny was born on October 16th, 1927 in Bellshill, Scotland. He passed away in 1996.


Thomas was born on February 6th, 1859. He died on January 5th, 1944.


Bill was born on December 31st, 1910. He died on July 27th, 1944.


Lawrence was born on June 23rd, 1933. He left this life on March 11th, 2011.


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Popularity of Garvie as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Garvie U.S.
  White 83.07% 64.26%
  African American 7.81% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.65% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.86% 16.26%

Of Last Name Garvie

People with the last name Garvie are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Garvie

  • How Popular is the name Garvie? Garvie is the 54,302nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Garvie was the 53,802nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Garvie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 32 babies born with the first name Garvie in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Garvie? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Garvie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Garvie is Thursday, July 17th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Garvie born? The highest recorded use of the first name Garvie was in 1924 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Random Garvie Factoid: According to the 1924 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Garvie is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1924.
  • Weird things about the name Garvie: Your name in reverse order is Eivrag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Veigar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Garvie? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 384 people with the last name Garvie.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Garvie? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Garvie as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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