Type Surname (from occupation & from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. GAHR-nər  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Old French gernier meaning "granary", a derivative of Latin granum meaning "grain". This name could refer to a person who worked at a granary or lived near one.

Related Names

VariantsGarnier, Granger
Other Languages & CulturesGranger(French)
Same SpellingGarner 2


Entry updated November 16, 2019