Gardner

The Meaning & Origin of the Name Gardner

Gardner is an English boy name, which has 7 letters.

Gardner is an English surname derived from an occupational name for a person who tended a garden or a keeper of an orchard. It is derived from the Old English words "geard," meaning "enclosure," and "weard," meaning "guardian."

Pronuncation GARD-nur

Alternate Meaning A gardener

Origin or Current Usage English

Gender M

Rating

Be the first one to vote!

Log in to save this name to your favorites.

Detailed Information About The Name Gardner

The name 'Gardner' is of English origin and is derived from the occupational surname for a gardener. It is derived from the Middle English word "gardin" or Old French "garden," which means a garden or an enclosed space for cultivation. The name is believed to have first originated in the region of England, particularly in areas where agriculture and horticulture were prominent practices.

The surname 'Gardner' gained popularity during the Middle Ages when surnames became common among the general population. As gardening and horticulture were essential for sustenance and maintaining estates during that time, people practicing these professions were associated with the name. The surname signified a person's occupation as a gardener, indicating their skills in cultivating plants, maintaining gardens, and potentially managing landscapes.

Over time, the name 'Gardner' spread beyond England and became relatively common among English-speaking countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, due to migration and colonization. Today, individuals with the surname 'Gardner' can be found worldwide.

The name 'Gardner' has variations and alternate spellings, such as 'Gardiner,' 'Gardener,' or 'Gartenar.' Different regions and dialects influenced these variations. Furthermore, 'Gardner' has also been used as a given name since the 19th century, as parents sometimes chose surnames as given names for their children, drawing from family or occupational heritage.

Notable individuals with the surname 'Gardner' include John Gardner, an American author known for his bestselling novels, and Isabella Stewart Gardner, an American philanthropist known for establishing the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

What to Expect When You're Expecting

Buy On Amazon

The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be

Buy On Amazon

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide

Buy On Amazon

Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby's First Years

Buy On Amazon

Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

Buy On Amazon
This are affiliate links. If you click and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

Search Baby Names & Meanings

Search our growing database of baby names to find just the right name for your baby or to find out what your own name means!

Celebrity Baby Names

Celebrity baby names are usually not conventional, but some of them become popular. Here is our growing list of celebrity baby names.

Celebrity Baby Names

Naming Your Baby

Picking a name is one of the most important things you will do for your child, so why not take some time to look through our collection of baby naming resources.

Naming Your Baby

Unusual Baby Names

Unique or unusual baby names are tempting when it is time to name your child; however, you should also be aware of the pitfalls that a unique name might have.

Unusual Baby Names

Biblical Baby Names

Biblical names are some of the most widely used names, and for good reason. The tradition and history behind these names makes them a great choice!

Biblical Baby Names

Types of Baby Names

The baby name collection on this site is constantly evolving, and a good way to browse through our database is selecting the type of name you are interested in.

Types of Baby Names