Gary meaning

: A strong and valiant spear-bearer.

Gary Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \g(a)-ry\
Number of People 👶 904,000
Rate in 2021 1683
Numerology 🔢 6
Name origin 🌍 English
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Gary Name Meaning

The name Gary is of Germanic origin and it carries the powerful meaning of "spearman" or "spear warrior". It is derived from the old Germanic word 'gar', meaning spear, and signifies a person who is brave, strong, and valiant, much like a warrior in battle. The name Gary encapsulates the spirit of a fighter, someone who is not afraid to take on challenges and who possesses the strength to overcome them.

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Gary Name Origin and History

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The name Gary has a rich history and origin. It is derived from the Germanic name 'Gerald', which was later shortened to 'Gar' and then evolved into 'Gary'. The name was popularized in the English-speaking world by the American actor Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper), who adopted it as his stage name in the early 20th century.
The name Gary was most popular in the United States during the mid-20th century, particularly in the 1950s and 1960s. It was consistently among the top 20 most popular boys' names during this period. Despite its decline in popularity in recent years, the name Gary continues to be used and appreciated for its strong, historical connotations.

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Famous people named Gary include Gary Oldman, an acclaimed English actor known for his roles in films like "The Dark Knight" and "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"; Gary Sinise, an American actor known for his role in "Forrest Gump"; and Gary Barlow, an English singer-songwriter and member of the pop group Take That.
In terms of personality traits, people named Gary are often perceived as strong, reliable, and hardworking. They are seen as leaders, individuals who are not afraid to take charge and make decisions. They are also known for their perseverance and determination, much like the spear warriors the name Gary signifies.
In numerology, the name Gary is associated with the number 7, which signifies introspection and inner wisdom. It suggests that individuals named Gary may be naturally inclined towards seeking knowledge and understanding.
Despite its decline in popularity, the name Gary remains a classic choice for parents who appreciate its strong, historical roots and powerful meaning. It is a name that carries with it a sense of strength, bravery, and resilience, qualities that parents hope to instill in their children.
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06/23/2023 07:57:38

Gary not girls name and Gary is boys name sound like more male word 

01/14/2024 00:00:00

Better name on the planet❤️ NOPE! You've hit the nail on the head here, Gary. His name is Gary. Her name is Gary. THEIR NAME IS GARY! Name your baby Gary for Garynteed success.

01/05/2024 09:59:30

my boyfriend is named gary and i can't wait to a boy with him so i can name is gary jr. ;)

01/04/2024 12:49:54

My mother named me Garry with to Rs i've never thought about being called any thing else so I suppose It's Ok with me!

12/11/2023 11:20:24

The first time I heard the name "Aurelia" was several years ago when I saw the movie "Love Actually" I know It's che'sy, but the moment I heard it, I knew that if I ever had a baby girl, that would be her name. Now, 5 years later, I have an 11 month old "Aurelia." i've never met another Aurelia, but every where I go people just love her name.

10/30/2023 04:50:08

hi there my daddys called gary and he is a well to do man ! Gary is a beautifull name. Haleigh xx

10/27/2023 06:00:30

kinda rare lately to meet another Gary but it does happen. Could be worse I could be a rick..I know 30 ricks.

10/19/2023 06:58:50

My daddys name is Gary and his best friend for life is named Gary too.So we have nicknames for them,Green and G

08/05/2023 10:08:38

We named my son Jake (10yrs old) because it is simple and very much a guys name. My husband was adamant he had an "all boy" name and he is all boy. Very tall and athletic too. He is just Jake.. not Jacob.

05/30/2023 23:47:48

It NOT a name for a girl!!! It's a boys name! Or would you name your Baby girl Gerorge or Henry❤️❤️

05/30/2023 09:59:02

One of those old mannish-sounding names which, alongside Stanley, Arthur, Murray, and Howard, sounds a lot fresher when applied to a girl of modern times.

05/02/2023 05:44:44

I know a Gary. One R. He is fabulous and he has little Gary who is such a cutey. Best name ever.

03/09/2023 16:51:48

I LOVE GARY! its amazingg i know two Gary's and they're bothh amazinnn[;

03/09/2023 05:24:06

My granny❤️s name was Gary and she was the #1 best ever.

01/26/2023 05:39:24

Cool. Girls are named Ashley, why not Gary❤️ Both are boy names.

09/20/2022 18:34:02

Gary was my grandpa's name, and I am thinking about using that name on our baby, if It's a girl :)

09/18/2022 21:36:08

Our frient Gary is a grand girl. Wonderful, individual name.

09/16/2022 18:10:18

it is sort of a boring old-man name haha but It's my husband's name and he is GORGEOUS!!!

06/27/2022 12:51:36

My name is Gary and I have never met another person with my name. I love how everyone knows exactly who Gary is.

06/22/2022 16:39:18

my name is gary - never liked it as a kid but It's okay now - note how the popularity of the name lines up perfectly with the career and popularity of gary cooper - my parents confessed they named me after him

03/18/2022 13:56:24

The name Bella is beautiful, just like It's meaning! I will keep this name in mind when I deliver my daughter who is due in 2 months.

02/23/2022 23:20:42

My dads name is Gary, and the better part about it is that his last name's Johnson. Haha I hardly know any other Gary's but there (used to be or might still be) was a Gary Johnson working at the'same place as my dad in the'same department. It might have been Johnston, but it was very odd haha(:

02/03/2022 08:19:48

I'm a Gary and have a Gary Jr. Have known alot of Garys in my life. Most have the middle name Wayne ! Great name.

01/16/2022 06:37:12

I love my name. It's kind of a lame name but that's what keeps it unique.

12/05/2021 22:45:36

yeah, i have a like 7 year old cousin named this i loove it.

11/26/2021 07:15:54

Yes my name is Gidget. I love it. It is always helps first time meeting people.they always say is that your real name or just a nickname. I have met several people with my name.

11/20/2021 08:31:30

My mother told me she named me after Gary Cooper when I was born in 1949. This seems to be the popularity in the early 50's. It turned out ok since I am 6'3".

09/29/2021 17:36:54


08/28/2021 22:30:18

LOVE LOVE LOVE the name Gary. Of course, this is because I know an amazing man named Gary and the name fits him perfectly.

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Gary FAQs

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Gary?
The origin of the name Gary is English.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Gary?
A strong and valiant spear-bearer.
*️⃣ How many people are named Gary?
Almost 904000 people are named Gary.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Gary?
The names of Michael, Tony, Luz, Gerald, Geraldine