The name Garrett is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "spear strength". Garrett is ranked #308 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Irish Baby Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "The Makeover Baby Name Game".
From the experts:
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 Twilight name--Garrett was a vampire in Stephanie Meyer's Breaking Dawn-- there have also been Garretts on Boston Legal and as Jack Nicholson's astronaut character in Terms of Endearment. Garrett Morris is a SNL alum.
Related options: Garrison, Gerrit, Garrick and Garth.