First name origin & meaning:
German: Spear carrier
First name variations: Garry, Garrie, Garvey, Garvie, Garvin, Gervis, Gervais, Gervase, Garri, Gare, Gari, Garie, Gary
Last name origins & meanings:
- Americanized spelling of the French topographic name
Garrigue (see Garrigues).
- Scottish: variant of
Garioch, a habitational name from the district in Aberdeenshire
- English: habitational name from Garwick in
Lincolnshire, named from an Old English personal name Gǣra
+ Old English wīc ‘(dairy) farm’.
- The name is closely associated with the Huguenots. The English
actor-manager David Garrick (1717–79) was the grandson of David de
la Garrique, who fled Bordeaux in 1685, changing his family name to
Garric on arrival in England. Other Garricks (Garicks) were in SC in
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