Origin:German
Popularity:680
Meaning:bravery
Garrett came about from two first names, Gerard and Gerald, which were created during the Dark Ages. Those were economic hard times, so to foster a sense of well-being, names that seemed powerful were popular. Gerard, for example, has the prefix “gari,” which means "spear," and the suffix “hard,” which implies bravery. Parents of future sports stars apparently liked the name a lot: Garrett Richards plays for the Los Angeles Angels, and Garrett Hartley most recently played for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Is this baby name a home run for you?

Famous Garretts

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  • Garrett Clayton
    Actor
  • Garrett Ginner
    Skateboarder
  • Garrett Hedlund
    Actor
  • Garrett Richards
    Baseball Player
  • Garrett Ryan
    Actor

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Source: Social Security Administration

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