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

The name Gareth is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "gentle". Gareth and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Good or Kind and discussed in our forums with posts like "This or That? (Boys)".

From the experts:

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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Gareth is #864 on Nameberry

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Famous People Named Gareth

Pop Culture References for the name Gareth

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

Gareth's International Variations

Geraint, Gerens (Cornish) Geronte (French)

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