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The name Gary is of English origin, and means spear.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Gary has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Gary
Use of the Name Gary for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
891,205 442,767 64,404 12,116 5,034 1,816 912
The table below indicates the number of times the name Gary has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Gary
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
18807717  
18818136  
188262010  
1883    
1884    
18857288  
18867937  
18877078  
18889666  
1889    
189061311  
18918876  
189252915  
18938647  
189469110  
189561812  
189656614  
189756314  
18989217  
18998128  
190071013  
190169910  
190249419  
19038688  
190470312  
190560116  
190657217  
190764616  
190847927  
190986312  
191076616  
191160026  
191263044  
191374939  
191464861  
191564980  
191669773  
191771873  
191874176  
191968982  
192076475  
192171285  
192277074  
192369487  
192472983  
1925585115  
1926606107  
1927537131  
1928396228  
1929233539  
1930193716  
19311511,000  
19321361,294  
1933802,254  
1934603,352  
1935444,492  
1936385,185  
1937296,767  
1938228,852  
1939219,692  
19401912,569  
19411914,535  
19421817,084  
19431617,788  
19441520,01596265
19451321,313  
19461226,83494677
19471229,94492892
19481228,301  
19491228,885  
19501033,699  
19511038,001  
19521038,723  
19531036,890  
1954937,853  
19551234,311  
19561331,779  
19571329,484  
19581725,264  
19592023,296  
19602221,685  
19612122,109  
19622220,892  
19632418,928  
19642617,199  
19652715,292  
19662814,150  
19673212,617  
19683211,963  
19693511,151  
19703510,713  
1971389,187  
1972417,752  
1973446,866  
1974486,440  
1975506,115  
1976525,587  
1977585,441  
1978605,110  
1979595,032  
1980635,024  
1981624,947  
1982644,635  
1983684,259  
1984753,947  
1985823,809  
1986843,722  
1987873,477  
19881003,240  
19891063,130  
19901143,069  
19911242,673  
19921392,391  
19931562,065  
19941671,900  
19951901,623  
19962021,541  
19972321,326  
19982351,342  
19992511,250  
20002751,166  
20012941,013  
20022851,039  
2003324904  
2004327912  
Totals:  891,205 234

During the last 125 years, parents have used Gary as a boy's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are slightly lower than actual counts because the name Gary appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 122 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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