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Popularity
902k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Gary

Gender: Boy. Ranked #48 most popular

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< 1k Gari (American)

What does the name "Gary" mean?

Gary (English): Spear Rule

The name "Gary" is of English origin and it means "Spear Rule". It's a name commonly given to boys. There is 1 other name that is similar to this one.

G is for goal, your eye on the future.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

R is for realist, the way you are.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Yrag". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Grya". How do you pronounce that?

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How popular is the name "Gary" in the U.S.?



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Want to know about the populiarty of Gary? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 901,800 babies born with the name Gary in the United States. That's more than enough Garies to occupy the country of Fiji with an estimated population of 876,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Gary" was in 1952 with a total of 38,733 babies. (That's a lot of baby Garies)

According to the 1926 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Gary" is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1926. Across the entire United States a total of only 115 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Gary popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Gary in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Gary

Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman is an actor, filmmaker, and musician with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1979 to present. Gary was born in 1958 in New Cross, London, England.

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Gary Busey

Gary Busey is an actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1968 to present. Gary was born in 1944 as William Gary Busey in Goose Creek, Texas, United States.

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Gary Coleman

Gary Coleman is an actor, voice artist, and comedian with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1974 to 2010. Gary was born in 1968 as Gary Wayne Coleman in Zion, Illinois.

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Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow is a musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, pianist, and composer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1986 to present. Gary was born in 1971 in Frodsham, Cheshire, England.

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Gary Dourdan

Gary Dourdan is an actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1991 to present. Gary was born in 1966 as Gary Robert Durdin in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise is an actor, director, and musician with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1973 to present. Gary was born in 1955 as Gary Alan Sinise in Blue Island, Illinois, U.S.

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Past life for Gary born Jun 27, 1993

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern New Zealand approximately on 1150. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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