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Gary Name Popularity

How popular is the name Gary? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Gary was the 660th most popular boys name, representing 0.0229% of boy births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Gary has been the 32nd most popular boys name, representing 0.6009% of boy births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 919 7 0.0012%
1914 772 19 0.0027%
1915 787 26 0.0029%
1916 867 20 0.0021%
1917 773 30 0.003%
1918 801 31 0.0029%
1919 883 24 0.0023%
1920 838 30 0.0027%
1921 823 32 0.0028%
1922 868 28 0.0025%
1923 832 31 0.0028%
1924 868 29 0.0025%
1925 699 48 0.0042%
1926 727 42 0.0038%
1927 562 86 0.0078%
1928 402 183 0.0171%
1929 231 507 0.0489%
1930 193 690 0.0661%
1931 152 970 0.0983%
1932 135 1,281 0.1297%
1933 80 2,247 0.2412%
1934 60 3,336 0.3451%
1935 44 4,482 0.4612%
1936 38 5,187 0.5385%
1937 29 6,768 0.6868%
1938 22 8,855 0.865%
1939 21 9,676 0.9512%
1940 19 12,568 1.1824%
1941 19 14,566 1.2942%
1942 18 17,067 1.3516%
1943 16 17,866 1.3685%
1944 15 20,054 1.6181%
1945 13 21,343 1.75%
1946 12 26,922 1.8245%
1947 12 30,028 1.7989%
1948 12 28,390 1.7784%
1949 12 28,925 1.7981%
1950 10 33,753 2.0963%
1951 10 38,157 2.2505%
1952 10 38,777 2.2215%
1953 10 36,938 2.0871%
1954 9 37,910 2.0738%
1955 12 34,412 1.8708%
1956 13 31,794 1.6834%
1957 13 29,508 1.5335%
1958 17 25,270 1.3371%
1959 20 23,295 1.2261%
1960 22 21,684 1.1444%
1961 21 22,151 1.1733%
1962 22 20,891 1.1379%
1963 24 18,923 1.0542%
1964 26 17,208 0.9776%
1965 27 15,271 0.9338%
1966 28 14,159 0.9069%
1967 32 12,612 0.8311%
1968 32 11,982 0.798%
1969 35 11,149 0.7237%
1970 35 10,726 0.674%
1971 38 9,192 0.6117%
1972 41 7,765 0.5701%
1973 44 6,852 0.5285%
1974 48 6,446 0.4959%
1975 50 6,121 0.4763%
1976 52 5,593 0.434%
1977 58 5,445 0.4039%
1978 60 5,114 0.3804%
1979 59 5,039 0.3574%
1980 63 5,039 0.3446%
1981 62 4,945 0.3364%
1982 64 4,638 0.3104%
1983 68 4,272 0.2895%
1984 75 3,948 0.2654%
1985 82 3,808 0.2509%
1986 84 3,719 0.2464%
1987 87 3,480 0.228%
1988 100 3,238 0.2078%
1989 106 3,121 0.1934%
1990 113 3,066 0.185%
1991 123 2,661 0.1633%
1992 139 2,377 0.1489%
1993 156 2,046 0.1312%
1994 167 1,880 0.1225%
1995 190 1,600 0.1062%
1996 201 1,531 0.1023%
1997 235 1,289 0.0872%
1998 234 1,327 0.0887%
1999 252 1,219 0.0814%
2000 274 1,142 0.0748%
2001 294 983 0.0652%
2002 285 1,013 0.0676%
2003 327 870 0.0572%
2004 328 895 0.0587%
2005 339 847 0.0554%
2006 349 845 0.054%
2007 389 747 0.0473%
2008 426 651 0.0421%
2009 452 569 0.0381%
2010 472 513 0.0356%
2011 485 496 0.0348%
2012 517 465 0.0326%
2013 567 409 0.0287%
2014 549 454 0.0312%
2015 570 439 0.0302%
2016 594 402 0.0279%
2017 627 351 0.0252%
2018 660 315 0.0229%

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What names are variants of Gary?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Garey

Spear

English

Gari

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Garrey

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Garrie

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Garry

Spear

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#2,891 (0.0004%)  

What names sound like Gary?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Cary

“He who is manly,” from the Greek kanjon, a kernel or a nut, in allusion to the male testicles.

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Geary

Variable

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Gery

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Gerald

Spear ruler

German

#855 (0.0135%)  

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