Gareth

Gareth - A very unique male name



  Dec 12,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Gareth, meaning gentle, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1921 on position #1837. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Gareth and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Gareth? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Gareth. The baby boy name Gareth was given to 6 baby boys in 2012, ranking #3516 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 273,510 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Gareth peaked in popularity 49 years ago in 1970 on position 1099.



Famous with this name

Gareth Neame
Gareth Edwards
Gareth Farfan


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Gareth is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Gareth is currently topping the baby name charts in Texas at position #2,082 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #2,082.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Gareth is where you live.


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Gareth origin and meaning

Gareth is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means gentle. To see famous people named Gareth, pop culture references for the name Gareth and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Gareth

We've found the following names that sound similar to Gareth, sorted by popularity.

Garrett / Gerard / Gerardo / Grady / Garret / Garth / Garett / Gerrit / Gerhard / Girard /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20123516
20113028
20103987
20092958
20082590
20073589
20062860
20052102
20042886
20032174
20021765
20013570
20001784
19991608
19982413
19971689
19961505
19951720
19941615
19931524
19921571
19912060
19901553
19892157
19882071
19872338
19861591
19851986
19841474
19831702
19821137
19811456
19802258
19791966
19781789
19771567
19752018
19721876
19701099
19691306
19671453
19601641
19491611
19471296
19451474
19421235
19401145
19211837

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Texas2082

Even more about Gareth


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Gareth a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Gareth?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1970
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Gareth
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 273,510
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1921
2012 births +6

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