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

Garrison Origin and Meaning

The name Garrison is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of Garret".

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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Pop Culture References for the name Garrison

Gary, Gare, Garri, Gari, 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.