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Baby Names: Garrett – Babble


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Meaning: Ruler of the spear

Origin: English

Alternate spellings: Garet, Garret, Garett, Garette

Garrett began as a surname and was taken either from Gerald (a Germanic name that means “ruler of the spear”) or Gerard (which combines the Germanic elements ger for “spear,” with hard, which means “hardy”). And we wonder why boys are always bashing things?

By The Numbers

U.S. Rank by Year

2000: 74

2004: 114

2008: 160

Rank of Similar Names in 2008

Barrett 609

Brett 311

Jarrett 894

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