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Meaning and name origin
Gary \g(a)-ry\ as a boy's name is pronounced GARE-ee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Gary is "spear". Famous since the 1930s due to actor Gary Cooper. Cartoonists Garry Trudeau, Gary Larson; actors Gary Sinise, Gary Oldman.
For more information, see also the related boy name Gerald.
Gary is a very popular first name for males (#26 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1159 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gary for boys (2015 statistics).
Gary is also pronounced similarly to Gearey, Geary and Guri. Other suggested similar baby names are Cary, Gaby, Gaer, Gair, Gard, Garvy, Gay, Gere, Gerry, Gery, Gore, Gray, Grey, Gur, Jary and Lary. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gary.
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