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What does Leary mean?

Leary Pronunciation of Leary [leary] as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Leary is "herder". Anglicization of Gaelic "laoghaire". Comedian Denis Leary.

Associated with: irish.


Creative forms:
(male) Learoy, Lery, ..

(female) Leacy, Lealy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Leary Jovanny (L.J.), ..

How popular is Leary?

Leary is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#2203 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Leary has yet to make it into the list so far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Leary is alike in pronunciation to Laray, Larie, Laroy, Larrey, Larry, Larue, Lary, Lawrey, Lawry, Leeroy, Leroi, Leroy and Lorry. Other suggested similar names are Berry, Cary, Cleary, Derry, Gary, Geary, Gerry, Gery, Henry, Jary, Jefry, Jerry, Keary, Kerry, Lacy, Lark, Lars, Lea, Lemar, Lemarr, Lenard, Lenny, Lesly, Levey, Levy, Lezly, Perry and Terry. These names tend to be more frequently used than Leary.

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