Gender: Masculine

Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: “little rough one.”
The name is derived from the Gaelic garbh meaning “rough” with the suffix-an denoting something small. The name is often anglicized as Garvan and was borne by a 7th-century Irish saint. He is honoured in the town of Dungarven and Ireland and was known for his efforts to preserve Irish culture. His name day is July 9.