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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 Son Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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 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, from the TV series "Knots Landing"
Mr Garrison, 4th grade teacher on "South Park"
Jack Garrison, character in "Anne of Green Gables"
Galaxy Garrison is a center for space exploration in the show Voltron
Garrison, fictional town from the Netflix TV series "The Ranch"
Garrison Abbey, character in the "Addicted" series
Garrison Payne, a character from the Nickelodeon cartoon "Welcome to the Wayne"

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.