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Gender: Male Meaning of Garrison: "son of Garret" Origin of Garrison: English

The name Garrison is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of Garret". Garrison and is often added to lists like Names with Military Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "A Duggarlike Game: With a twist!".

From the experts:

As Harrison is to Harry, Garrison is to Gary: both of the longer versions sound more modern and appealing. NPR's Prairie Home Companion's Garrison Keillor was born Gary.

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Famous People Named Garrison

Gary Edward "Garrison" Keillor, American novelist and radio personality
Garrison Sanborn, American NFL player
(Gerard) Garrison Hearst, American NFL player
Garrison Smith, American NFL player
Garrison Brown, son of reality TV personalities Janelle and Kody Brown of "Sister Wives"
(Julia) Garrison Starr, American female singer-songwriter

Pop Culture References for the name Garrison

Garrison "Gary" Ewing, character on TV series "Knots Landing"
Garrison Payne, a character on animated series "Welcome to the Wayne"
Garrison Kane, character in Marvel Comics
Garrison Abbey, character in the "Addicted" series
Herbert Garrison, character on TV's "South Park"
Jack Garrison, character in "Anne of Green Gables"
Garrison, fictional town from the Netflix TV series "The Ranch"
Garrison, term for a military base

Garri, Gari, Gary, Gare, Gair, Garry, Garrie


autumnreverie Says:


It also comes from the French word for troops stationed in a particular location.

James Clay Garrison Says:


WOW!! Not even CLOSE!!! Garrison is a derivative of Gerard (French) and Gerhart (German) and was spelled hundreds of different ways. When the "naming" craze in and around 1200 started to bloom, Garrison became the surname to a father with the name Gerhart or Gerard or Garret (Eng.) The name was originally brought to England via the Norman invasion in early 11th century.