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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Geary

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Alt. Meaning

G is for grand, the life you will live.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

R is for rewards, from your hard work

Y is for young, the years never show!

Notable Persons Named Geary

Geary Gravel is a science fiction and fantasy writer. Geary was born in 1951.

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Geary was born on December 30th, 1895. He breathed his last breath on June 10th, 1978.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Geary

Anthony Geary is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1970. Anthony was given the name Anthony Dean Geary on May 29th, 1947 in Coalville, Utah.

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Karl Geary is an actor, nightclub, and club owner. Karl was born on May 31st, 1972 in Dublin.

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Her ongoing career started in 1982. Cynthia was born on July 26th, 1965 in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.

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Pat Geary is a u.s. senator and united states senate.

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Paul Geary is a heavy metal music and glam metal musician. He plays Drum kit and Vocals. Paul was born Paul Geary on July 24th, 1961 in Medford, Massachusetts.

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John W. Geary was a Mayor of San Francisco, Territorial Governor of Kansas, and Governor of Pennsylvania. His military service ended in 1848. John was given the name John White Geary on December 30th, 1819 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He died on February 8th, 1873.

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How popular is the baby name Geary in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1916 5 0 5
1919 6 0 6
1921 6 0 6
1922 5 0 5
1924 5 0 5
1925 8 0 8
1926 5 0 5
1930 5 0 5
1931 8 0 8
1932 8 0 8
1933 8 0 8
1934 12 0 12
1935 9 0 9
1936 10 0 10
1937 14 0 14
1938 23 0 23
1939 20 0 20
1940 35 0 35
1941 26 0 26
1942 29 0 29
1943 38 0 38
1944 40 0 40
1945 53 0 53
1946 42 0 42
1947 65 0 65
1948 54 0 54
1949 69 0 69
1950 110 0 110
1951 169 0 169
1952 189 0 189
1953 202 0 202
1954 148 0 148
1955 112 0 112
1956 78 0 78
1957 58 0 58
1958 49 0 49
1959 36 0 36
1960 28 0 28
1961 37 0 37
1962 42 0 42
1963 30 0 30
1964 29 0 29
1965 24 0 24
1966 21 0 21
1967 12 0 12
1968 24 0 24
1969 21 0 21
1970 20 0 20
1971 24 0 24
1972 23 0 23
1973 22 0 22
1974 20 0 20
1975 20 0 20
1976 27 0 27
1977 14 0 14
1978 18 0 18
1979 18 0 18
1980 20 0 20
1981 13 0 13
1982 20 0 20
1983 10 0 10
1984 15 0 15
1985 16 0 16
1986 13 0 13
1987 13 0 13
1988 10 0 10
1989 12 0 12
1990 6 0 6
1991 12 0 12
1992 13 0 13
1994 10 0 10
1996 10 0 10
1999 5 0 5
2000 5 0 5
2001 10 0 10
2002 5 0 5
2011 5 0 5

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Popularity of Geary as a first name

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Popularity of Geary as a last name

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Common last names for Geary

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Geary U.S.
  White 92.51% 64.26%
  African American 2.98% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.57% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Geary

People with the last name Geary are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Geary

  • How Popular is the name Geary? Geary is the 5,936th most popular name of all time. As a last name Geary was the 2,895th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Geary have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,456 babies born with the first name Geary in the United States. That's more than enough people named Geary to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Geary? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Geary first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Geary is Friday, June 25th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Geary born? The highest recorded use of the first name Geary was in 1953 with a total of 202 babies.
  • Random Geary Factoid: According to the 1959 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Geary is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1959.
  • Weird things about the name Geary: Your name in reverse order is Yraeg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Geray. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Geary? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 12,382 people with the last name Geary.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Geary? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Geary as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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