Garfunkel: Name Meaning, Popularity and Info on


  • Gender: Male
  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Precious Stone, Garnet, Brilliant

What is the meaning of the name Garfunkel?

The name Garfunkel is primarily a male name of German origin that means Precious Stone, Garnet, Brilliant.

The surname Garfunkel is most probably derived from the old German "Karfunkel" meaning “precious stone/garnet.” This would indicate a person who was a gem cutter or worked with gems.

The most well-known person with this surname is singer/musician Art Garfunkel, who partnered with Paul Simon for the duo Simon & Garfunkel.

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