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

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.