Meaning and Origin of: Garin

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First name origins & meanings:

  • French : Guardian

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Southern French : from the Germanic personal name G(u)arinus, from wari(n)- ‘protection’, ‘shelter’. This name is also found in Switzerland and may have been brought to the U.S. from there.
  • Russian : patronymic from a short form of the personal name Gerasim.