Origin:British
Popularity:1897
Meaning:spear
Help baby become a hero like the ones in his books with this vintage-sounding name. Gary, which has Old English origins, means "spear," and can encourage to embrace his sharp wit. Gary can also be spelled Garry and is sometimes used as a nickname for Gareth, Garfield, and Gerald. This name's use has fallen drastically from its heights in the 1950s, so baby probably won't meet too many other Garys on his travels.

Famous People Named Gary

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  • Gary Allan
    Country Singer
  • Gary Barlow
    Singer
  • Gary Larson
    Cartoonist
  • Gary Levox
    Singer
  • Gary Oldman
    Actor
  • Gary Payton
    Basketball Player
  • Gary Sinise
    Actor

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Source: Social Security Administration

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