Origin of the name GARRICK.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name GARRICK.
English name having several possible origins:
1). Transferred use of the English habitational
surname, meaning "from the wasteland," itself a form of French Garrigue
(q.v.), from Provençal garriga
("wasteland"). (The Huguenots, &c., Smiles, 1880)
2). "Spear ruler." From Old English gár
"point of an arrow or spear; arrow, spear, dart, javelin,
missile," and rice "mighty, powerful, rich,
wealthy." (A Dictionary of the Anglo-Saxon Language, Bosworth, 1838).
3). Of Cornish origin, meaning
"rock." See Taylor's note below.
Usage: America, Australia, Cornwall, England.
Garrick Hagon, an English actor. Garrick Utley,
an American TV journalist. Garrick Ibbotson, an Australian rules
... Cornishmen now speak
English, and have forgotten that the name of Garrick signified a
"rock" in the old Cornish speech. Even names of
undoubted Anglo-Saxon or Scandinavian origin cannot usually be explained
off-hand from the resources of modern English... (Names and Their
Histories, Taylor, 1896).