What does GARY mean?

Definitions for GARY
ˈgɛər i, ˈgær iga·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Garynoun

    a city in northwest Indiana on Lake Michigan; steel production


  1. Garynoun

    A town in Indiana, and other U.S. places named for persons with the surname Gary.

  2. Garynoun

    A patronymic surname.

  3. Garynoun

    A city in Indiana, and other US places named for persons with the surname Gary.

  4. Garynoun

    A city in South Dakota

  5. Garynoun

    A male given name transferred from the surname, popular from the 1940s to the 1970s.

  6. Etymology: Medieval short form of compound names beginning with gari/geri, such as Gerard, Gerald, or Gerbert. Cognate with the Scottish and Irish Gaelic name Garaidh.


  1. gary

    Gary is typically a male first name of English origin, derived from a surname which means "spear" in Old English. It was popular in the mid 20th century, especially in English speaking countries. There is no specific or general definition for "Gary", as it's a personal name and its characteristics or attributes can greatly vary depending on the individual who bears it. Some famous people named Gary include actor Gary Oldman and musician Gary Barlow.


  1. Gary

    Gary is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States, located in the southeastern portion of the Chicago metropolitan area. Gary is located approximately 25 miles from downtown Chicago, Illinois. The population of Gary proper was 80,294 at the time of the 2010 census, making it the nineth-largest city in the state of Indiana. Gary's population has fallen by 55 percent since 1960, when Gary's population was 178,320. Gary is located adjacent to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and borders Lake Michigan. The Armstrong House, 1939, by Frank Lloyd Wright, is in Ogden Dunes. Many citizens and politicians have helped to preserve parts of the Indiana Dunes. The city is known for its large steel mills, and for being the birthplace of the The Jackson 5 music group.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GARY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gary is ranked #1612 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Gary surname appeared 22,310 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 8 would have the surname Gary.

    47.4% or 10,577 total occurrences were White.
    46.3% or 10,332 total occurrences were Black.
    2.6% or 598 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.4% or 544 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 147 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 112 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GARY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4256

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GARY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1899

Anagrams for GARY »

  1. gray

  2. Gray

  3. Yarg

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of GARY in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of GARY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of GARY in a Sentence

  1. Gary Richardson:

    Sega goes over to Zeus' head and puts Gary Richardson paws up on the table and takes a sniff, gary Richardson ears came back, Gary Richardson got down, Gary Richardson instantly jumped on the sofa next to me and put Gary Richardson head on my thigh in sorrow. At that moment not only was my family broken, but his own mother was broken.

  2. Stephen Curry:

    I think fans really resonate with that. They really love the way Gary Payton approaches the game, Gary Payton energy, gary Payton changes games without having really crazy scoring outputs … You just get so much energy watching Gary Payton defend and disrupt and do all that type of stuff. Jayson Tatum( 0) of the Boston Celtics dribbles against Gary Payton II( 0) of the Golden State Warriors during the second quarter in Game 2 of the 2022 NBA Finals at Chase Center June 5, 2022, in San Francisco. ( Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images).

  3. Gary George:

    . NASA admitted in 2006 that no one could find the original video recordings of the historic moon landing. The U.S. space agency did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the upcoming auction. In 2008, Gary George was vacationing with a NASA friend who told Gary George Gary George was tasked with locating the lost videotapes. Gary George said,' It seems we've lost our original tapes of the Apollo 11 EVA,' quite frankly, I was sitting at the table drinking a beer and I said,' Well damn, I have those,'.

  4. Lloyd Carr:

    Gary Moeller was Gary Moeller, great friend, great coach, and a man of integrity and high character, i admired Gary Moeller, I respected Gary Moeller and I loved Gary Moeller.

  5. Jerry Coleman:

    Reggie Smith of the Dodgers and Gary Matthews of the homers hit Braves in that game.

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