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What does Garrey mean?

Garrey Pronunciation of Garrey [gar-rey] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Garrey is "spear". Garrey is an alternate form of Gary (Old English): transferred use of a surname.

Associated with: old english, spear (warrior).


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

Creative forms:
(male) Gamrey, Gorey, ..

(female) Garge, Garri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Garrey Wade (G.W.), ..

How popular is Garrey?

Garrey is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#124872 out of 150436, Top 83%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Gary (#582 the previous year), Garry and Garey are the popular related forms of Garrey (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these relations of Garrey was at its apex during 1950-1959 (median #456) and has become significantly reduced since (#1527, 99%), with forms such as Gary becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Garrey is pronounced similarly to Garraway, Garroway, Gearey and Geary. Other suggested similar names are Barney, Barren, Barret, Barrey, Barry, Carney, Carrey, Correy, Currey, Darbey, Darcey, Darrel, Darry, Darsey, Earley, Farley, Farrer, Farrley (see Farley), Gair, Gared, Garek, Garlen, Garmen, Garner, Garnet, GarrIk, Garrad, Garran, Garrat, Garren, Garret, Garron, Garrot (see Garret), Garrvey (see Garvey), Garryk (see Garrick), Garve, Garven, Garvey, Garvy, Garwen, Gavrel, Gerred, Gerrey, Gerri, Gerrie, Gery, Gray, Grey, Guaire, Hardey, Harrel, Harry, Harvey, Jarred, Jarrel, Jarren, Jarret, Jerrey (see Jerry), Kamrey, Karney, Kerrey, Korrey (see Kory), Larry, Lawrey, Mabrey, Markey, Murrey, Parrey, Parry, Terrey and Yarley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Garrey.

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