US Popularity:2210
Other Origin(s):German, Old Norse
Help baby become a hero like the ones in his books with this vintage-sounding name. Gary, which has Old English, Old Norse, and Germanic 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

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Gary Allan
    Country Singer
  • Gary Barlow
  • Gary Larson
  • Gary Levox
  • Gary Oldman
  • Gary Payton
    Basketball Player
  • Gary Sinise

Gary Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Gary is currently #1064 on The Bump
Boy:Gary is currently #287 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Gary is currently #2210 in U.S. births
Boy:Gary is currently #766 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 205
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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