I picked this name out of a name book pretty randomly. I needed a name for a fanfic character and so I just picked the first name that sounded like it would fit her personality. I didn't really think much of it either way. It's really started to grow on me, though - it's got the feel of a flower name (after all, a garland is a wreath of flowers) but it's not nearly as common.  

Garland is usually a man's name, it comes from an English surname derived from gara "triangle" and land "ground; land." However, a "garland" is also a noun meaning a wreath of flowers.

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