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Subject: Re: Satu, to continue ...
Author: Satu   (guest, 213.209.88.252)
Date: October 23, 2003 at 2:36:56 PM
Reply to: Satu, to continue ... by Anneza
Hi Anneza,

Probably it happened both ways: Gary and Garrett being forms of both Gerard/Gerhard and Gareth.

The most common way to explain the origin of the names Gary and Garrett is via Frisian forms of Gerhard: East- and West Frisian forms of Gerhard are Gerrit, Gerriet, Garrit, Gerret etc. which easily turn into Gary / Garrett in English.

... hope that helps? ;)
Satu

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