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What does Garry mean?

Garry Pronunciation of Garry [gar-ry] as a boys' name is pronounced GARE-ee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Garry is "spear". Variant of Gary, influenced by Barry. American industrialist Elbert H Gary gave his name to the steel town of Gary, Indiana in 1906. The "a" in the town name is pronounced as air, giving rise to the common respelling

Related boy names: Garrison, Garfield and Garret.

Associated with: old english, spear (warrior).


11 alternative forms via Barry, Gary: Bari, Baris, Barree, Barrey, Barrie, Berry, Garey, Gari, Garrey, Garrie and Gaz.

Creative forms:
(male) Garre, Gorry, ..

(female) Garri, Garsy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Garry Gentry (G.G.), ..

How popular is Garry?

Garry is a very prominent first name for men (#367 out of 1220, Top 30%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#8848 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Garry reached its top rank of #156 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Gary (#582 from current records), Garrison (#1042), Barry (#1278), Garret, Garfield, Berry, Garey and Barrie are the prominent variation forms of Garry ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Garry were popular as birth names in the 1950s (median #896) and have become much less popular since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Garry, Barrie, Barry, Berry, Garey in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Garfield, Garret, Garrison, Gary in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Garry is pronounced similarly to Garraway, Garroway, Gearey, Geary, Guri and Gyuri. Other suggested similar names are Arry, Camry, Cary, Clarry, Corry, Curry, Darry, Derry, Gabby, Gaby, Gaer, Gair, Garan, Gard, Gared, Garek, Garen, Garin, Garlyn, Garon, GarrIk, Garrad, Garran, Garrat, Garred, Garren, Garrin, Garron, Garrot (see Garret), Garrvey (see Garvey), Garryck, Garryk (see Garrick), Garth, Garve, Garvey, Garvy, Garvyn, Garwyn, Gay, Gerrey, Gerri, Gerry, Gery, Gordy, Gray, Grey, Harry, Horry, Jary, Jerry, Jorry, Kerry, Korry, Larry, Lary, Lawry, Lorry, Mabry, Maury, Morry, Murry, Orry, Parry, Perry, Qadry, Rorry, Terry and Torry. These names tend to be less frequently used than Garry.

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