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Gender: Male Meaning of Garrett: "spear strength" Origin of Garrett: Irish variation of Gerard Garrett's Popularity in 2017: #320

The name Garrett is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "spear strength". Garrett is ranked #320 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Irish Boy Names - Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Three Strikes, You're Out -- Boys".

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.

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Famous People Named Garrett

Garrett Watts, American Youtuber/Viner
Garrett Gonzalez Morris, American actor/comedian
Garrett Ecstasy, American musician
Garrett John Hedlund, American actor
Garrett Neff, American model
Garrett Wang, American actor
Garrett Weber-Gale, American Olympic swimmer
Garrett McIntyre, American football player
Garrett Hartley, American football player
Garrett Chisolm, American football player
Garrett Graham, American football player
Garrett Richard Wang, American actor
Garrett Birkhoff, American mathematician
Garrett Keith Gomez, American jockey
Garrett James Hardin, American ecologist and population researcher
Garrett Gedrick, son of actor Jason Gedrick
Garrett Hilbert, American YouTuber of Dude Perfect
Garrett Gee, American YouTuber of The Bucket List Family
Garrett David Duggar (b. 2018), son of American reality television personalities Joseph and Kendra Duggar

Pop Culture References for the name Garrett

Garrett Reynolds, police officer on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
Garrett Russell, character on TV's "Medium"
Garrett, character on TV's "The Client List"
Garrett Xander Lambert, character on TV's "Community"
Garrett Spenger, main character on TV's "I Didn't Do It"
Garrett, the main protagonist of the videogame series "Thief"


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.