Garland comes from an English surname meaning “triangle land” made up of Old English gara (triangular piece of land) and land (land). It could also have originated as an occupational name for someone who sold garlands. Garland also refers to a wreath of flowers or leaves, as well as also referring to a mark of honor or tribute, an accolade. It comes from Old French garlande, guerlande which comes from Frankish *weirlōn, *weiralōn via *weirōn (to adorn, bedeck) via *weira (a gold thread) perhaps related to PIE root word *wei- (to turn, twist, bend). Garland also refers to a collection or anthilogy of ballads or poems.