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Meaning and Origin of: Garnett

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Red seed

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : from Old French Guarinot, Warinot, a pet form of the personal name Guarin, Warin, from Germanic wari(n)- ‘protection’, ‘shelter’.
  • English : possibly a metonymic occupational name for a maker or fitter of garnets, a type of hinge, Middle English garnette, or for a jeweler, from Middle English garnette, gernet ‘garnet’.
  • English : from a diminutive of Garner 1.