Names.org
Popularity
902k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Gary

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Spear Rule
  • #48 All Time
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
< 1k Gari (American)

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



Click Here to Show Chart Data
YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1880606
1881606
188210010
1884505
1885707
1886707
1887707
1888606
189011011
1891606
189215015
1893707
189410010
189512012
189613013
189713013
1898707
1899808
1900909
190110010
190218018
1903808
190411011
190516016
190616016
190716016
190827027
190912012
191016016
191125025
191244044
191340040
191459059
191585679
191672072
191779772
191879574
191989782
192081774
192195986
192278573
192386086
192490684
19251205115
192611510105
19271310131
192824012228
19295425537
193073115716
19311,00614992
19321,307131,294
19332,272202,252#80 boy name
19343,370143,356#60 boy name
19354,506164,490#44 boy name
19365,218285,190#38 boy name
19376,807386,769#29 boy name
19388,890358,855#22 boy name
19399,707279,680#21 boy name
194012,6114412,567#19 boy name
194114,6175014,567#19 boy name
194217,1266017,066#18 boy name
194317,9195817,861#16 boy name
194420,1196720,052#15 boy name
194521,4026021,342#13 boy name
194626,9957926,916#12 boy name
194730,1199030,029#12 boy name
194828,4527428,378#12 boy name
194928,9845528,929#12 boy name
195033,8216833,753#10 boy name
195138,1937038,123#10 boy name
195238,8208738,733#10 boy name
195336,9996836,931#10 boy name
195437,9868837,898#9 boy name
195534,4808734,393#12 boy name
195631,8636731,796#13 boy name
195729,6008729,513#13 boy name
195825,3356525,270#17 boy name
195923,3717523,296#20 boy name
196021,7667921,687#22 boy name
196122,2459322,152#21 boy name
196220,9737920,894#22 boy name
196318,9977518,922#24 boy name
196417,2686117,207#26 boy name
196515,3345315,281#27 boy name
196614,2085314,155#28 boy name
196712,6796312,616#32 boy name
196812,0547211,982#32 boy name
196911,2216811,153#35 boy name
197010,7916410,727#35 boy name
19719,247549,193#38 boy name
19727,816497,767#41 boy name
19736,902476,855#44 boy name
19746,490466,444#48 boy name
19756,166466,120#50 boy name
19765,628385,590#52 boy name
19775,495515,444#58 boy name
19785,155385,117#60 boy name
19795,091525,039#59 boy name
19805,079415,038#63 boy name
19814,983364,947#62 boy name
19824,680434,637#64 boy name
19834,318474,271#68 boy name
19843,976263,950#76 boy name
19853,846353,811#82 boy name
19863,752333,719#84 boy name
19873,514303,484#87 boy name
19883,269263,243#100 boy name
19893,144163,128
19903,084153,069
19912,68472,677
19922,404142,390
19932,07392,064
19941,90351,898
19951,63381,625
19961,55081,542
19971,33261,326
19981,34501,345
19991,25201,252
20001,16701,167
20011,01301,013
20021,04201,042
20039110911
20049240924
20058780878
20068680868
20077780778
20086790679
20096100610
20105450545
20115260526
20124880488
20134430443
20144900490

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 1982 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Gary" ranks #88 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, 354 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1982. Across the entire United States a total of 4,680 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 generous, your giving nature.

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

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 "Gyra". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

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 west? 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 his career being from 1979 to present. Gary was born in 1958 in New Cross, London, England.

Popularity:

Gary Busey

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

Popularity:

Gary Coleman

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

Popularity:

Gary Barlow

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

Popularity:

Gary Dourdan

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

Popularity:

Gary Sinise

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

Popularity:

Past life for Gary born Aug 27, 1944

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Japan approximately on 1200. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

Name poster for Gary

Name poster for Gary(click to save the high quality version)

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.

Names Searched Right Now

772k Scott
< 1k Nebel
< 1k Tizard
< 1k Rizwana
< 1k Hodo
12k Aspen
20k Susana
40k Junior
< 1k Ceceila
< 1k Asege
< 1k Nompilo
2k Priyanka
1.3m Andrew
< 1k Nalaka
17k Suzette
< 1k Mahzabin