Garth Name Meaning & Origin

Garth

Pronunciation: GAHRTH (key)

Origin of the name Garth:

Transferred use of the English surname derived from the Middle English garth (an enclosed yard or garden). The name originated as an occupational name for a person in charge of a garden or an enclosed yard or paddock.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Personal experiences with the name Garth

I met a guy who had a brother named Garth. I had never heard that name before. When I heard his name I thought "Wha-a-at?" I never heard of anyone else named Garth except Garth Brooks. I still think it's a weird name.

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Famous real-life people named Garth

Garth Hudson, Canadian musician (The Band). Garth Brooks is also the name of a famous American country singer.

Garth in song, story & screen

Garth is Dana Carvey's character in the "Wayne's World" movies and skits from the 1990s
Garth Pancake, character in the 2004 Tom Hanks comedy film "The Ladykillers"

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