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As another Garrett in the world, I love my name, but I hate my pronunciation to others. It is like what I am saying and what they are hearing is two different things. So I clarify myself by saying, it starts with a "G" and ends with a "t"! It works!
geminitilidie  6/8/2019
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Sounds hillbillyish and too close to Garrote.
Luvbug86  3/23/2019
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It's okay.
kayisforkeen  11/3/2018
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In 2018, 10 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Garrett who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 457th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/19/2018
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19 Kids and Counting Star Joseph Duggar recently named his son Garrett David.
― Anonymous User  8/21/2018
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I would like to say I have loved the name “Garrett“ since I was a teenager. I said if and when I had a little boy, that
will be his name- Garrett! Actually the name would have been William Garrett Cole - yes 3 names he would have had. But unfortunately it was not meant to be. I could not have children. But when I see people with the name Garett, I immediately like them as they have the name I loved all of my life. ♥️
So if you have the privelege of having Garrett as a name, it is a nice strong name, one you can be so very proud of and know you are unique for many are not named Garrett as the other little baby boys are usually named Justin, Austin, Michael, Mark, Thomas, John etc...
With that being said, I hope as the years continue to pass, more people will be named Garrett!
To all you Garrett’s out there, be very proud of your name!
Garrett  11/27/2017
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This name sounds like a name you give to a pig.
― Anonymous User  7/13/2017
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Garret Dillahunt (this spelling) is an American Actor.
― Anonymous User  3/31/2016
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I love this name! I hope to use it for my son. It's a name that works on a young boy but ages very well too.
― Anonymous User  3/15/2016
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I am very fond of this name, and I will consider the variant of giving that name to my son, if I will have one. This name sounds very proud and strong, and in my country it is surely very rare. It is close to the name Geralt, but Garrett sounds more witty and friendly.
― Anonymous User  3/8/2016
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I am expecting a baby in the next few weeks. I want to give him name Garrett. Few options before were Nicolas, Malte or Bernhard. My other 2 sons are called Max (15) and Richard (2). Garrett (Garreth) sounds to me very balanced, reliable, strong. I just did not make up my mind about the spelling to choose. We live in Germany. I personally like when I see the name spelled as "Garreth", i.e. with "-th" in the end, however it is not common in Germany to use "=th" in the names... and more I am reading about people's reaction to the name, more I love it! Thanks everybody here for your shared experience about this first name. That was very helpful to me.
ebrauns79  11/18/2015
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My parents couldn't have picked a better name for me, I don't care what other people think, the meaning of the name fits me.
Garrett2112  9/23/2015
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John Garrett is a villain in 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD'.
Feorsteorra  6/16/2015
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In my opinion, Garrett is a nice, strong, masculine name. I hate the nickname Gary, though.
Alexanna  12/10/2014
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I'm 53, for 18 years I did not see, meet, or hear of another Garrett. My parents gave me the name because it was unique and we had a very common last name, my dad found it in a very old baby name book which assigned attributes of strength, safety, security and intelligence as being associated with the name. Through the 1st-3rd grade, people tried to tell me I got my name wrong and many thought it was a last name, not a first. Up until my 20's I still had people assuming my name was something else, Erick, Derrick, Jarrod, etc... As I grew up with it I was disappointed that I could not get merchandise with my name on it. I began to study it in the 60's and found it only in the oldest books at that time. The name came from Old English,and it got there from Old Norse. The name, according to the books at that time, meant "A mighty warrior with a spear." From what I learned, Garretts guarded Garrisons, they were the Spartans of their time. In Castles the safety and security of the castle was in the "Keep." Above the Keep was a room known as "The Garrett" it was a store house of spears and weapons. From the purpose of the castle's Garrett, the name became synonymous with safety, protection and security. In French the name became the name of an attic. When castles were about to fall, the people would run to the Garrett, as it was the very last room to fall. Not all castles had Garretts. There is some connection to a castle known as "Castle Garrett" it was the castle's owner's surname and it has a Garrett above the keep. I have not found what that connection is. I have found 10 variations of the spelling. So a castle was only as strong as the Keep and the Garrett kept the Keep. In the later 70's I began traveling frequently and my mother had custom Tee-shirts made for me with my name. As I checked in at airports, hotels and made reservations over the phone I had a lot of compliments on my name, some women said they would like to use the name for their son one day, because the name sounded "strong". I would tell them where the name came from and what it meant. In the 80's the name became popular and continued to rise in popularity. Today there are more than 1,000 men with the same first name and last name on Facebook. I kind of miss the old days when the name was unique. Today there is a new definition for Garrett: it's "rule by spear". This is not what the older books all had and it's only shown up recently and I do not think it's correct.
Ruxpin1  6/11/2014
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It's a nice name, but its so uncommon that people will say it wrong half the time.
MelissaR  6/9/2013
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Garrett headlund's adorable, this is a really cool but sadly uncommon name, I like it a lot!
― Anonymous User  1/11/2013
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Garrett Hedlund is an American actor.
― Anonymous User  12/12/2011
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It's another surname turned first/middle name. I think it's a nice alternative to the typical male names. I love it.
GibsonGirl  8/17/2011
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Another famous bearer would be Lesley Garrett, the famous singer. I think the name is lovely, though for me it's more surname than given name. I've never heard it pronounced with a Gar or Ger, only ever heard of it pronounced Gare-et/Gare-it though, but that be a more British pronunciation.
ElizainEngland  4/17/2011
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I have a friend named Garrett and we pronounce it 'Gare-it'. I like his name because it really suits him because it sounds (to me) smart and friendly, which he is. But he hates when people misspell his name or call him Gary or Gare-Bear. I only know two Garrett's around my age and they're both nice and they both, incidentally, play stringed instruments (viola and bass) and they're both in the youth symphony.
SerenaM  3/7/2011
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This is also the name of American male model Garrett Neff. Best known for his Calvin Klein campaigns.
― Anonymous User  2/10/2011
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This is my boyfriend's name. I find it quite handsome but very hard to picture on a grown man.
Chrila96  11/4/2010
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I'm sure the above-posting Garretts are nice, but the one I knew was an unmitigated rear end. That I don't completely hate the name because of him says something, I suppose. It's better than Gary.
faye  1/24/2009
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My name is Garrett. Thank you, by the way, Autumn. That was a very nice comment. I am very satisfied with what my name means. I love my name. I even know somebody whose middle name is Garrett, and he goes by his middle name because he likes Garrett more than his first name. I think Garrett is a little more popular than we think, though. I have known five other kids named Garrett, just at my school. Any way, I love my name and I am actually glad that it isn't very popular. I like being unique, and even just four other Garretts kind of makes my name feel a little less special. (Of course, I am the only "good" Garrett, if you catch my drift).
p.o.d.fan  11/3/2008
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Garrett is the name of one of the Nomadic Vamipires in Stephenie Meyer's book Breaking Dawn.
persephone1313  9/30/2008
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I prefer this name to Gareth, as this doesn't have the ''th'' ending. Just don't call the guy Gary. I can't stand Gary, but Garrett is okay.
slight night shiver  5/25/2008
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I really like the name Garrett. It's not one you hear a lot, so when you do hear it, you don't say, "Oh, another Garrett." Or maybe it's just me.
Penneyperson  4/25/2008
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There is a boy in my class named Garrett and we pronounce it like it's spelled.
Raindrop_Deamer  3/1/2008
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Actor Garrett Hedlund. Played in movies such as Troy, Four Brothers, Eragon and a little in Georgia Rules. That's all I know so far. I'm surprised no one has mentioned him yet.
Carriebear_Nocare  1/21/2008
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The name Garrett is an awesome name and even though I'm only 14 now I'll probably name one of my kids Garrett! That is if I have a boy.
aja3  7/30/2007
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This is the surname of ex-Midnight Oil member, Australian politician Peter Garrett.
― Anonymous User  7/23/2007
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I love this name. I know a lot of people with this name. I just adore it. It sounds so cute.
autumn_18  6/3/2007
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Garrett is an okay name.
7up  1/23/2007
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This is the name of the protagonist in the "Thief" computer game series.
The_Rogue  11/9/2006
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This is my son's name. Its origin in the family is Dutch. One of the original settlers of New Amsterdam is our ancestor. His name was Gerrit.
gigibee  6/15/2006
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Garrett is the name of a new actor who as starred in Friday Night Lights as Tim McGraw's son and in Troy.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2006
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I am sorry, but I think this is a very ugly name!
Miamaya  3/3/2006
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Garrett Macy is the coroner on the T.V. show "Crossing Jordan."
breakofday  12/22/2005
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Meaning - to watch; man with spear; a watchtower.
― Anonymous User  2/7/2005
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I have a friend who bears the surname Garrett. I have searched for the meaning through many different sources and only once have I been told that it means "to watch". All my other sources have refered to it as "Brave Spear" or "Bold Spear".
Arowen Half-Elven  12/6/2005

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