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Gender: M Meaning of Gareth: "gentle" Origin of Gareth: Welsh

Gareth, the name of a modest and brave knight in King Arthur's court, makes a sensitive, gently appealing choice, used more in its native Wales than anywhere else.

The name Gareth first appeared in Malory's Morte d'Arthur, as the lover of Eluned, the brother of Gawain and nephew of King Arthur. He also appears in the Gareth and Lynette segment of Tennyson's Idylls of the King. In the British version of The Office, Gareth is the name of the equivalent character of Dwight Schrute, and it also appeared in Four Weddings and a Funeral. Recommended nickname: Gaz. Not recommended nickname: Gary.

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Famous People Named Gareth

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Gareth Owen Edwards, Welsh rugby union player
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Pop Culture References for the Name Gareth

Gareth Probert, poet in That Uncertain Feeling (1955) by Kingsley Amis
Gareth Keenan, character on British TV's 'The Office'
Gareth Bryne, one of the Five Great Captains in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series
Gareth I and II of Naxen, namesakes of Prince Gareth on Conte, characters in Tamora Pierce's Song of the Lioness and Protector of the Small quartets

Gar, Garith, Garreth, Garrith, Garry, Garth, Gary, Garyth, Geraint, Gerens, Geronte

Gareth's International Variations

Geraint, Gerens (Cornish) Geronte (French)

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