Meaning and Origin of: Garland

Girl name origins & meanings

  • French : Wreath

Boy name origins & meanings

  • French : Wreath

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : metonymic occupational name for a maker of garlands or chaplets, perhaps also a habitational name from a house sign. The word is first attested in the 14th century, from Old French, and appears to be of Germanic origin.
  • English : habitational name from a minor place, such as Garland in Chulmleigh, Devon, named from Old English gāra‘triangular piece of land’ (see Gore) + land ‘cultivated land’, ‘estate’.