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What does Garey mean?

Garey Pronunciation of Garey [garey] as a name for boys has its root in Old English, and the meaning of the name Garey is "spear". Garey is an alternate form of Gary (Old English): transferred use of a surname.

Associated with: old english, spear (warrior).


Garey has 4 variants: Gari, Garrey, Garrie and Garry.

1 more alternative form via Gary: Gaz.

Creative forms:
(male) Gabrey, Gairey, ..

(female) Gagee, Gasy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Garey Terence (G.T.), ..

How popular is Garey?

Garey is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#10641 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Garey was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #1120 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Garey name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Garey outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Garey rated in the Top 2000 are Gary (#582 in recent rankings) and Garry. Other variants, like Gaz, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Garey reached its highest in the 1950s (median #456) and is now significantly lower (#1527, 98.6%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Garey, Garry, Gary in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gary outside U.S.

Similar Names

Garey is pronounced similarly to Gearey, Geary and Guri. Other recommended names are Baley, Barney, Barrey, Cacey, Caley, Carey, Carley, Carney, Carrey, Clarey, Dahey, Darbey, Darcey, Darsey, Davey, Earley, Elrey, Farley, Frey, Gabby, Gabe, Gaby, Gael, Gaer, Gale, Galen, Gamel, Garan, Gard, Gared, Garek, Garen, Garett, Garlen, Garlyn, Garmen, Garner, Garon, Garrvey (see Garvey), Garve, Garvey, Garvy, Garvyn, Garwen, Garwyn, Gavrel, Gere, Gerek, Gerrey, Gerry, Gery, Gordy, Gore, Gray, Greg, Grey, Haley, Harvey, Jacey, Jamey, Kacey, Lacey, Larrey, Macey, Marley, Paley, Parrey, Ramey, Rorey, Tavey, Torey and Warley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Garey.

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