Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Spearman
Main Origin Language: English
(Or View Gary Girl)

In 2017 the name Gary...

• was given to 403 baby boys
• was the 636th most popular name for baby boys
• was 48% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Missouri, Kentucky, and Idaho
• was about as popular as Lance and Alden
Babies Named Gary Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Gary...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1951
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 2017
• is 98% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 74% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Stanley, Randolph, Lawrence, Patricia, Marcia, Edna
• has the most opposite popularity history to Rafael, Francesco, Brandt, Annalisa, Elana, Noemi
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Gary Per State
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Geographically the name Gary...

• 14% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Forrest, Anson, Talon, Kaylynn, Everlee, Brinlee
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Ethan, Logan, Liam, Emma, Olivia, Sophia
Girl Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Gary by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Gary are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Gary will be the only kid named Gary in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Gary compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Gary rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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