Gender: Male Meaning of Garrett: "spear strength" Origin of Garrett: Irish variation of Gerard Garrett's Popularity in 2019: #345

Garrett Origin and Meaning

The name Garrett is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "spear strength".

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.

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Rank in US: #345

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roseofjune Says:


I don't like this name because it makes me think of a "garret rat".

Kateri Says:


A great, masculine name.

ThistleThorn Says:


I really like this.