Boy name origins & meanings
- Norse : Enclosure
- French : Watchful
- English : Strong
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- French : humorous nickname for a man with shapely legs, from jarrett ‘hock’.
- French : variant spelling of Garet, which has various explanations: from Old French garet ‘shelter’, a derivative of garer ‘to protect’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a herdsman or a topographic name for someone who lived by a covered shelter for animals, or a habitational name for someone from a place named with this word, for example in Allier and Puy-de-Dôme; or alternatively from a pet form of any of the various Germanic personal names beginning with the element geri, gari ‘spear’ or ward ‘guard’, ‘protect’.
- English : variant spelling of Garrett.