Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. GAR-əth(English)

Meaning & History

Meaning unknown. It first appears in this form in Thomas Malory's 15th-century compilation of Arthurian legends Le Morte d'Arthur, in which Gareth was a Knight of the Round Table, the brother of Sir Gawain. Malory based the name on Gahariet, which was the name of a similar Arthurian character in French sources. It may ultimately have a Welsh origin, possibly related to gwaredd meaning "gentleness".

Related Names

VariantGahariet(Arthurian Romance)
DiminutiveGaz(English (British))


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Entry updated November 20, 2020