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What does Gentry mean?

Gentry Pronunciation of Gentry [gen-try] as a boys' name is of English origin, and the meaning of Gentry is "of gentle, good breeding, or high social position".

Associated with: gentle, good, high (great).


Creative forms:
(male) Gantry, Gertry, ..

(female) Gentryne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gentry Jamar (G.J.), ..

How popular is Gentry?

Gentry is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#741 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Gentry reached its highest rank of #1448 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is at #1635 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Autry, Bently, Berry, Chantry, Derry, Destry, Dmitry, Garry, Gary, Gearey, Geary, Geert, Geffrey, Geir, Gene, Genio, Gennaro, Geno, Gentian, Gentile, Gentilo (see Gentile), Geoffry, Geofrey, Geofry, Georg, Georgy, Ger, Gerard, Gere, Gerrey, Gerri, Gerry, Gery, Gevarya (see Gevariah), Glenny, Glenton, Godfry, Grantly, Gregory, Guenter, Guntar, Gunter, Guntero (see Gunther), Guntur, Guthry (see Guthrie), Henry, Jefery, Jeffry, Jefry, Jephry, Jerry, Keary, Kerry, Landry, Leary, Perry, Terry and Veltry. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gentry.

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