Gender: Male Meaning of Garfield: "triangular field" Origin of Garfield: English

Garfield Origin and Meaning

The name Garfield is a boy's name of English origin meaning "triangular field".

Despite the presidential pedigree, it's still hard to shake the image of the cartoon cat (named after his creator Jim Davis's grandfather). However, there are other Garfields, such as Barbadian cricket player Sir Garfield Sobers, who carries it with gravitas.

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Jeff1980 Says:


True, but I Love Garfield the cat !!!

Bertha Bernard Says:


Nickname: Garf.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I like the name, but it's way too associated with the cat. 😃

embersandashes Says:


Garfield is much too tied to that cat, in my opinion. Also, it lacks nickname options, and nickname choices are helpful incase the child doesn't like their name. I wouldn't use it now, but maybe it could make a comeback in the far future.

eveyalecia Says:


I've also been a lowkey fan of Garfield since learning it as BB's name.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


I used to be a big fan of the Teen Titans tv show as a child, and in the wake of the Marvel and DC hype, I recently decided to have a look at Justice League vs Teen Titans. And from it I learned, or perhaps relearned, that Beast Boy (a favourite character amongst many, myself included) is actually named Garfield. The president doesn't do much for me in terms of providing a positive connotation, and after watching the live-action movies, I positively despise the cat connection. But, when viewing the name with Beast Boy in mind, Garfield comes across as being more relatable, usable, and realistic. A bit of an odd choice for a baby boy, I will admit, but for a man I think that Garfield would suit quite nicely.

raevynstar Says:


I like it, but between the cat and the president, I wouldn't use it.