The Boy’s Name Gareth

Gareth is a popular boy’s name that it is popular in Wales and beyond. We discover the origins, meaning and famous people who have the name Gareth.

Popularity of the Name

Gareth is a popular name however it is not currently in the top 100 baby boys names in Wales in 2012 (data from National Audit Office).

Meaning and Origin

Gareth although it origin is uncertain there is one line of thought that suggests that Gareth the name has the same route as the Welsh name Geraint. Whilst an other source suggest the the name originate from ‘gwaraidd’ which means civilised.

Gareth was a knight in the round table according to the legendary tales of King Arthur.

Famous People

Being a popular name, there are number of famous people that are called Gareth including, Gareth Edwards the famous Welsh and Lions rugby player, Gareth Bale one of the best footballer to have played in the Premier League and Gareth Pugh who is an English fashion designer.

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