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Gary 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.

Gary has 5 variant forms: Gari, Garey, Garrey, Garrie and Garry.

For more information, see also the related name Gerald.

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.

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Popularity of Gary

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).

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