[ 3 syll. gar-ri-son, ga-rris-on ] The baby boy name Garrison is pronounced GEHR-Rih-SahN †. Garrison is of Irish and Old English origin, and it is predominantly used in the English language. From Old English roots, its meaning is 'from Garriston; son of Garret, son of Gary'. The first name is derived from the surname, itself possibly from a place name from Garriston in North Yorkshire, or else originally bestowed for a son of someone named Garret or Gary. It was popularized in the USA by the fame of the US anti-slavery campaigner William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879).
Garrison is a variant form of the English and Irish Garret in the English language.
Garrison is also a variant form of the English and Irish Garrett in the English language.
The name Garrison is widely used; it has 22 variant forms. Variant forms include Gair, Gare, Gari, Garisen, Garison, Garisson, Garisun, Garri, Garrie, Garris, Garrisen, Garrisun, Garry, Garrys, Garrysan, Garrysen, Garrysin, Garryson, Garrysun, Garrysyn, Gary, and Garyson.
Garrison is a rare baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 1999, 0.017% of baby boys were given the name Garrison. It ranked at #566 then. The baby name has since steeply fallen in popularity, and is used only on a very light scale today. In 2012, out of the group of boy names directly linked to Garrison, Garrett was the most widely used.
Baby names that sound like Garrison include Garion, Garisen, Garison, Garisson, Garisun, Garrion, Garrisen, Garrsone, Garrysan, Garrysen, Garrysin, Garryson, Garrysyn, Garsone, Garyson, Grazian, Gurion, Gorgonio, Graciano, and Garan.
† Pronunciation for Garrison: G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
A famous person named Garrison is Radio Personality Garrison Keillor, born 7 August 1942, Anoka, Minnesota.