Usage: Gary is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.
People having the name Gary are in general originating from Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States of America.
Meaning: Spear carrier, Hard or bold spear
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N.B. Sometimes it happens that another name has the same meaning. There is nothing surprising in this: both names have the same origin or the same numbers of numerology.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 6.
Qualities: Romantic, Nurturing
Ruling planet: Venus
The name Gary is ranked on the 95th position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 5009400 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.069% of the population. The name Gary has four characters. It means that it is relatively short-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Gary for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
We do not have a name day for Gary.
History and Origin
Gary and Garry are English-language masculine given names. Also this name can be abbreviated as "Gaz" or nicknamed "Garath".
English: from a surname, which is probably derived from a Norman personal name of Germanic origin, a short form of any of the various compound names with gar spear as a first element. One bearer of this surname was the American industrialist Elbert Henry Gary (1846–1927), who gave his name to the steel town of Gary, Indiana (chartered in 1906). In this town was born the theatrical agent Nan Collins, who suggested Gary as a stage name for her client Frank Cooper, who thus became Gary Cooper (1901–61). His film career caused the name to become enormously popular from the 1930s to the present day. Its popularity has been maintained by the cricketer Gary Sobers (b. 1936; in his case it is in fact a pet form of Garfield) and the pop singer Gary Glitter (real name Paul Gadd). It is now often taken as a pet form of Gareth. Curiously, in the spelling Garaidh, the name is borne by a minor warrior in the Gaelic Finn sagas and hence has been used as a dog's name in the Highlands.
Pet form (informal): Gaz.
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