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Origin & Meaning

The name Gary is of English origin.

The meaning of Gary is "brave warrior".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 560 in baby name popularity for boys with 490 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Gary Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Gary has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Gary to other names.


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Related Names

Gary is a form of the name Garrett.

Variants of the name Gary include Garey.

Gary has the diminutive (nickname) Gare.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Gary Cooper, Gary Kasparov, Gary Player.

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.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.