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What does Gaz mean?

Gaz Pronunciation of Gaz [gaz] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Gaz is "spear". Informal pet form of Gary, and sometimes of Gareth.

Associated with: old english, spear (warrior).


Gaz has 1 variant: Gazza.

5 more related forms via Gareth, Gary: Garey, Gari, Garry, Garth and Gary.

Creative forms:
(male) Genz, Grez, ..

(female) Gane, Gar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gaz Westyn (G.W.), ..

How popular is Gaz?

Gaz is a rare given name for men but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#111119 out of 150436, Top 74%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Gaz (unlisted) are Gary (#582 in 2015), Gareth (#1577), Garth, Garry and Garey. These relations of Gaz reached the height of their popularity 7 decades ago (median #726) and have become significantly less widespread since, with forms such as Garry becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Gaz is alike in pronunciation to Gaius, Gus, Guss and Guus. Other recommended names are Baz, Caz, Gab, Gad, Gal, Gay, Kaz, Paz and Taz. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gaz.

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