Think Baby Names - logo
List A - Z | Top 1000 | Random | Origins

Gary meaning, boyGary

Rate Gary: Do you like this name?

Get creative with Gary | Add to list (0)


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 boy name Gerald.


Popularity

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).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gary name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Gary and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Garry, Gary and Gerald. (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Garry, Gary, Gerald in U.S.

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


Similar Names

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.

[Top]


© 2015 Think Baby Names
Home - About - Terms - Privacy - Contact