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This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Garrett in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Garrett:

  • Records indicate that 122,784 boys in the United States have been named Garrett since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2000, when 5,839 people in the U.S. were given the name Garrett. Those people are now 20 years old.

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      24 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Garrett Olsen and I was born in 90.... my frequent nickname is Gary but also go by G and G-Baby quite often as well. My wife likes the name and that?s all that matters for me haha!" Feb. 12, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I grew up with the name Garrett and got the typical nicknames. Being redheaded makes Garrett the Carrot jokes that much funnier to kids. The best part, though was growing up and getting in trouble for sitting in my assigned seat in middle school. My teacher was furiously saying, "This is Garret's seat". Promising to her that my name was Garrett, she retaliated with, "but you're not a boy". I'll forever br living with the fact that I will have strangers asking if Garrett is my real name or if I go by something more feminine. Regardless of it all, living as a girl named Garrett comes with great honor to my family" Nov. 16, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Garrett. Growing up in the 60's I hated it that I could not get anything with my name on it and teachers told me I got my name wrong. In the late 70's my mom bought me 4 tee-shirts with my name boldly printed on the front. About 1979 I began traveling and wore the shirts all over. Many people with plane reservations, operators and clerks remarked they liked the name and might use it one day for a child. At one time I traced the name back and found it was very old. The former meaning was "Mighty Warrior with a Spear" (I preferred this to rule with a spear). It was used in Old English and Old Norse, mostly as a sir name. At one time I found a book that said that "Garretts guarded the garrison", the image of the soldiers with spears and shields came to mind. The castle Garrett kept coming up in my searches. the "Keep" was suppose to be the most secure place in any castle, above the Keep was a "Garrett" it was a storehouse of weapons and was a place for security and safety as being the last room to fall in the castle. A Garret (Old French)was a habitable attic which was close to being a watch tower, I believe the name came from the room above the keep as it is associated with military use. The name Garrett became associated with safety and security from this I believe. I have found it odd how many have heard the name for the first time and associated the name with both strength and safety." May. 2, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Garrett William. I love my name. I'm not sure where my parents got it, but I love it. I've had it since July of 96. Some nick names my friencs have given me for Garrett are G-Money, G-Man, G-Whiz, or just G. People do sometimes have a hard time hearing,pronouncing, and spelling it correctly" Jun. 5, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I name my son Garrett Craig. His first name after his great grand father and middle from his grand fathers middle name. He is all boy and thinks hes soo funny. Brown hair and eyes and is a tall and good sized boy for his age. Its a great name that is becoming more and more scarse." Dec. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Garrett Paul and he is perfect! He is all boy for sure. I think his name fits him well. Now I just need to find a boys name and a girls name to go with it." Jul. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are naming our first born son Garrett Michael. Garrett is the maiden name of my husband's grandmother :o)" Oct. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Garrett is my name and a few friends made up a thing about my name which it is"Garrett was a ferret, that had a carrot but wouldnt share it" but i do like my name:D My initials are GFL. and my first name was from a guy she saw on the show "The price is right" it was the first time she saw the name im not for sure" Jun. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Garrett Bradley. He is a perfect handsome little man. He turned 1 on July 5, 2008. He has blond curly hair and georgous big blue eyes that will melt the hearts of all the little girls." Sep. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We also call our Garrett G-man and sometimes G-money ( :" Apr. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is Garrett Allen and he is smart, handsome and a gifted natural athlete. His initials are GAP, so we buy "personalized" clothes for him there! He was a very cuddly baby who loved to rub the skin on my face or arm and say "Mommy you are so so soft" and "I love you a lotta lotta more!"" Apr. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Garrett Quinn, his father picked it out. Shortly after, I asked him if he looked at his initials. We both chuckled over it, but we kept it being that we both loved it so much. When we had Garrett baptized, the pastor joked that one day a magazine would be named after him :)." Oct. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Guy Garrett is Gorgeous...Happy Baby,love to cuddle, brilliant kid, kind, caring, loving and now a junior at UWisc studying in Australia. Nickname-Gman" Sep. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a friend who's name is Garrett and he has several friends whose names are Garrett" Sep. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Garrett is my name and I haven't seen anybody else around with the same name as me. I see a ton of ashleys, ambers, jareds, and scotts, but I have yet to meet another Garrett." Aug. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Patrick Garrett and I love his name. Several people have commented about it and they seem to like. There is no one at his daycare with that name." Aug. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Garrett Avery. He is 3 years old and everyone we know seems to like his name. Garrett loves to snuggle and is very friendly! I got the name from the book "Message in a Bottle."" Jul. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name and Besides from the nickname Carrot - I have not been tortured by it. My spelling is different (Gerret) but sounds the same. It has been a good conversation starter and has set me apart as unique but not crazy." Jul. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i was searching for the origins of my name Garrett i never thought much of it but i love my gaelic backround and what Garrett also i do get fustrated with people always misspelling or pronouncing my name but now im proud to have the name" Jun. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "only beautiful people have this name, its wonderful and not common enough to be heard often" Apr. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Whoever has this name is probablly one of the best snugglers in the world. It is an interesting and fun name and the person that has it will reflect that. :)" Sep. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Once i spelled my own name wrong. But it was your website. It confused me. But I'm still a baller. Plus I can drive anything anywhere anytime and still beat the pants off you! Plus I'm better than your father." Sep. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Garrett. It sounds very masculine and handsome to me." Jan. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "it is pronounced GAA-RETT, it is not very common, but i do know several people who share the name with me" Dec. 22, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      12 Neutral Comments

  • "is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "spear strength". Garrett is ranked #328 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Irish Boy Names - Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like " New: Movie Title Family Name Game! "." May. 25, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Garrett, also spelled with one 't', is an Irish-inflected name that was in the Top 100 in the nineties, but has now slipped in popularity. Perhaps best known now as a" May. 15, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Haha my name is Garrett Anthony Robinson or gar as every one calls me. That or gar bear as my mom likes to call me. Not to many people I know even know a Garrett that's why I like it so much one of a kind name that ny dad got from a guy he pulled over. That's about it" Feb. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is Garhett, pronounced the same as Garrett. We originally wanted to call him Rhett as a nickname, and wanted a slightly unique spelling, but kinda wish now we wouldn't have thrown that silent 'h' in there. But it's somewhat unique just like my querky and lovable son! My G-Man, as we all call him, is green eyed, tanned skin and very tall for his age." Jan. 30, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Garrett. He's a blond hair, blue eyed, gentle and loving boy. He has a flair for art, puzzles and lego's. We don't know anyone else with that name. Often when people ask his name they think we say Jered. We have to say Garrett, rhymes with parrot or carrot. But we love it, it fits him." Dec. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our little Garrett has blonde hair and blue eyes! His full name is Garrett Dallas, named after his grandfather's middle name. He was named Garrett from the movie, "Message in a bottle"" Dec. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "There are lots of Garretts in my life. It was my mother's maiden name, and the tradition in her family was to give the first boy the mother's maiden name and the father's preferred name. Thus one of my brothers is named Allen Garrett. My husband was named for his uncle, first and last names. Thus his name is William Garrett. Both of them go by Garrett." Apr. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "The Garrett I know is also a great snuggler. Super smart and active physically. I'm wondering if other Garrett's are as cute as the one I know..." Apr. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother's name is Garrett and I also have a friend who spells it Garret. I think it is a great name. It's not common, but definitely not un-heard of either." Jul. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Garrett. I wanted a name that was fitting for a little boy and a man. I didn't want him to grow up and have a child's name. I got it from the Kevin Costner movie "Message In a Bottle" It's perfect!" Apr. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name. But The Name Machine should really add the definition in. It's Gaelic for "watcher" or "guardian"" Dec. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Garrett. It is masculine and is not too common." Dec. 25, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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