Type Surname (from given name)
Usage Spanish
Pronounced Pron. gar-THEE-a(European Spanish) gar-SEE-a(Latin American Spanish)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From a medieval given name of unknown meaning, possibly related to the Basque word hartz meaning "bear". This is the most common surname in Spain.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesGarcia(Portuguese)
Same SpellingGarcia


Entry updated May 29, 2020