Gary - boys name

Gary name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 72%

Gary name meaning:

The name Gary is of English origin and derives from the Old English name "Garwīg," which means "spearman" or "warrior." The name was popularized by the Normans in England after the 1066 Norman Conquest, and it has remained a steadfast choice for parents ever since. Gary is typically considered a masculine name and is commonly used in English-speaking countries.

People named Gary are often described as strong, courageous, and determined individuals. They possess a natural leadership quality and are often at their best when taking charge of situations. Their warrior-like nature is reflected in their drive to succeed, as they are dedicated and persistent in pursuing their goals. Additionally, individuals with the name Gary tend to have a practical and logical approach to problem-solving, making them reliable and trustworthy companions.

Overall, the name Gary carries a sense of strength and resilience. It symbolizes a person who is ready to face challenges head-on, using their abilities and skills to achieve success.

Origin: English

Spear carrier.


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Overall UK ranking: 1329 out of 4789

19 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (533)

Historical popularity of Gary

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