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

The name Garfield is a boy's name of English origin meaning "triangular field". Garfield and is often added to lists like Athletic Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

Presidential pedigree, but too tightly tied to the fat orange cartoon cat.

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Famous People Named Garfield

(Reginald Stephen) Garfield Todd, 5th Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia
Garfield St Aubrun Sobers, Barbadian cricketer
Garfield Edward John Barwick, longest-serving chief justice of Australia
Garfield Arthur "Gar" Wood, American inventor and motorboat racer
Garfield "Gar" Heard, American basketball player and coach
Garfield Blair, Jamaican basketball player
Garfield Kennedy, British filmmaker and politician
(Thomas Timothy) Garfield Morgan, English actor
Thomas Garfield "Gar" Knutson, Canadian politician and lawyer
James A. Garfield, former U.S. President
Andrew Garfield, English actor

Pop Culture References for the name Garfield

"Garfield," comic strip, TV and movie series about title fat cat
Garfield Mark 'Gar' Logan aka Beast Boy, superhero in DC's Doom Patrol and Teen Titans comics


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.