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Gary Meaning


What does Gary mean?

The name Gary is of English origin.

The meaning of Gary is "brave warrior".

Gary is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ga-ry.

The Given Name Gary

Gary is a form of Garrett. See Garrett for further details.

Gary is a great choice for parents looking for a more popular name.

A wonderfully classic name.

Wrap it up and take it home, Gary may just be the name you're looking for.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Gary Becker, Gary Busey, and Gary Carr.

Gary Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 674 in baby name popularity for boys with 367 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 637 in baby name popularity for boys with 406 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Gary sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Gary Name Popularity Page.

Gary Related Names

Gary is a form of Garrett.

Variants of the name Gary include Garey.

Gary has the diminutive (nickname) Gare.

Famous Garys

  • Gary Becker ~ Nobel Prize for Economics 1992
  • Gary Busey ~ Actor
  • Gary Carr ~ Actor
  • Gary Carter ~ Baseball Player
  • Gary Cooper ~ Actor
  • Gary Lineker ~ Soccer Player
  • Gary Medel ~ Soccer Player
  • Gary Oldman ~ Actor
  • Gary Player ~ Golf Player
  • Gary Sinise ~ Actor
  • Gary Zimmerman ~ Football Player

Gary Numerology

What will your new littleGary be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Gary are often big-hearted and envied but most of all they are read more >>

Gary Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Gary in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Gary.

Just for fun, see the name Gary in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Gary in Nautical Flags page.