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What does Garry mean?

Garry Pronunciation of Garry as a boys' name is pronounced GARE-ee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Garry is "spear". Variant of Gary, influenced by Barry. American industrialist Elbert H Gary gave his name to the steel town of Gary, Indiana in 1906. The "a" in the town name is pronounced as air, giving rise to the common respelling Also form of Garfield. Also form of Garret.

SEE ALSO Garrison


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, spear (warrior)


ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA BARRY, GARY Bari, Baris, Barree, Barrey, Barrie, Berry, Garey, Gari, Garrey, Garrie, Gaz

(male) Garre, ..

(female) Garri, ..

Garry Bilal (G.B.), ..

How popular is Garry?

Garry is a very prominent first name for men (#367 out of 1220, Top 30%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#8848 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Garry reached its top rank of #156 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not ranked at the moment. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Gary (#674 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Barry (#1207), Garrison (#1248), Barrie, Berry, Garey, Garfield and Garret are the prominent variation forms of Garry ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Garry were popular as birth names in the 1950s (MEDIAN #896) and have become much less popular since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Garry, Barrie, Barry, Berry, Garey in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Garfield, Garret, Garrison, Gary in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Garry is pronounced similarly to Garraway, Garroway, Gearey, Geary, Guri and Gyuri. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Arry, Camry, Cary, Clarry, Corry, Curry, Darry, Derry, Gabby, Gaby, Gaer, Gair, Garan, Gard, Gared, Garek, Garen, Garin, Garlyn, Garon, GarrIk, Garrad, Garran, Garrat, Garred, Garren, Garrin, Garron, Garrot (see Garret), Garrvey (see Garvey), Garryck, Garryk (see Garrick), Garth, Garve, Garvey, Garvy, Garvyn, Garwyn, Gay, Gerrey, Gerri, Gerry, Gery, Gordy, Gray, Grey, Harry, Horry, Jary, Jerry, Jorry, Kerry, Korry, Larry, Lary, Lawry, Lorry, Mabry, Maury, Morry, Murry, Orry, Parry, Perry, Qadry, Rorry, Terry and Torry. These names tend to be less frequently used than Garry.

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