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Gary Name Popularity

    

See the name popularity of Gary since 1880 and compare it to other names in both chart and table forms.

View Gary popularity trends, and how the popularity of Gary has changed over time.

All of our U.S. data comes from the Social Security Administration, which provides year popularity data for all names that have more than 5 occurences by gender.

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About the popularity data   |  Popular Name Data By Year

Number of Babies Chart   |  Rank Chart   |  Table

 
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   Gary (Girl)Gary (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2015 -- -- 473 582
2014 -- -- 491 560
2013 -- -- 444 578
2012 -- -- 490 533
2011 -- -- 526 495
2010 -- -- 545 476
2009 -- -- 610 452
2008 -- -- 679 425
2007 -- -- 779 388
2006 -- -- 869 349
2005 -- -- 878 338
2004 -- -- 925 326
2003 -- -- 911 324
2002 -- -- 1,043 284
2001 -- -- 1,013 294
2000 -- -- 1,167 275
1999 -- -- 1,252 251
1998 -- -- 1,345 234
1997 6 12619 1,326 232
1996 8 9879 1,542 201
1995 8 9882 1,625 190
1994 5 14171 1,897 167
1993 9 8965 2,064 156
1992 14 6417 2,390 139
1991 7 10649 2,677 124
1990 15 5918 3,069 114
1989 16 5373 3,126 106
1988 26 3621 3,243 100
1987 30 3122 3,484 87
1986 33 2869 3,719 84
1985 35 2714 3,811 82
1984 26 3256 3,950 76
1983 47 2108 4,271 68
1982 43 2296 4,638 64
1981 36 2572 4,945 62
1980 41 2358 5,038 63
1979 52 1984 5,039 59
1978 38 2361 5,115 60
1977 51 1930 5,445 58
1976 38 2217 5,591 52
1975 46 1939 6,120 50
1974 46 1884 6,444 48
1973 47 1810 6,855 44
1972 49 1775 7,767 41
1971 54 1694 9,193 38
1970 64 1532 10,732 35
1969 68 1404 11,154 35
1968 72 1303 11,982 32
1967 63 1386 12,616 32
1966 54 1518 14,156 28
1965 52 1549 15,275 27
1964 61 1449 17,209 26
1963 75 1272 18,922 24
1962 79 1242 20,892 22
1961 93 1136 22,152 21
1960 79 1227 21,688 22
1959 75 1238 23,294 20
1958 65 1315 25,272 17
1957 87 1126 29,509 13
1956 67 1275 31,794 13
1955 87 1084 34,399 12
1954 88 1045 37,895 9
1953 68 1172 36,952 10
1952 87 1009 38,733 10
1951 69 1120 38,140 10
1950 68 1117 33,763 10
1949 55 1224 28,926 12
1948 74 1017 28,382 12
1947 90 936 30,028 12
1946 79 941 26,919 12
1945 60 996 21,341 13
1944 67 950 20,053 15
1943 58 1051 17,862 16
1942 60 1010 17,066 18
1941 50 1037 14,567 19
1940 44 1088 12,568 19
1939 27 1440 9,680 21
1938 35 1239 8,857 22
1937 38 1164 6,770 29
1936 28 1394 5,190 38
1935 16 2035 4,490 44
1934 14 2224 3,356 60
1933 20 1748 2,252 80
1932 13 2411 1,294 136
1931 14 2240 992 153
1930 15 2239 716 194
1929 5 4845 537 234
1928 12 2672 228 396
1927 -- -- 130 543
1926 10 3132 105 613
1925 5 5283 115 585
1924 6 4679 84 723
1923 -- -- 86 699
1922 5 5292 73 783
1921 9 3514 86 700
1920 7 4139 74 770
1919 7 4001 82 686
1918 5 5106 74 749
1917 7 3866 72 735
1916 -- -- 72 704
1915 6 3959 79 657
1914 -- -- 59 660
1913 -- -- 40 738
1912 -- -- 44 629
1911 -- -- 25 616
1910 -- -- 16 766
1909 -- -- 12 865
1908 -- -- 27 480
1907 -- -- 16 645
1906 -- -- 16 599
1905 -- -- 16 601
1904 -- -- 11 738
1903 -- -- 8 867
1902 -- -- 18 514
1901 -- -- 10 699
1900 -- -- 9 934
1899 -- -- 8 812
1898 -- -- 7 921
1897 -- -- 13 592
1896 -- -- 13 606
1895 -- -- 12 617
1894 -- -- 10 691
1893 -- -- 7 864
1892 -- -- 15 530
1891 -- -- 6 886
1890 -- -- 11 613
1889 -- -- -- --
1888 -- -- 6 965
1887 -- -- 7 778
1886 -- -- 7 792
1885 -- -- 7 794
1884 -- -- 5 1030
1883 -- -- -- --
1882 -- -- 10 620
1881 -- -- 6 813
1880 -- -- 6 857

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration. All names are from Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States. Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year. Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect. The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically. To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.