[ 2 syll. gar-ner, ga-rn-er ] The baby boy name Garner is pronounced as GAARN-er †.
1: Garner's language of origin is English and it is also used largely in the English language. The name is derived from the English expression meaning 'gardener'. Variant forms of Garner include the English Garnar, the name Garnel, the name Garnell, the English Garnett, the name Garnier, the name Garnir, the name Garnit, the name Garnor, the name Garnur, and the name Garnyr.
2: Garner's origin is Old French. Here, it means 'keeper of grains'. It is derived from the word gerner which means 'granary'. This was originally a job title for one who worked in a granary.
Garner is unusual as a baby boy name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1932 with 0.008% of baby boys being given the name Garner. It was #677 in rank then. The baby name has declined in popularity since then, and is of only sporadic use today. Among all boy names in its family, Garner was nonetheless the most widely used in 2012.
Baby names that sound like Garner include Garnar, Garnor, Garnur, Garnir, Garnier, and Garnyr.
† English pronunciation for Garner: G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)"