Gary Dudley in the US

  1. #211,693 Gail Burton
  2. #211,694 Gail Franklin
  3. #211,695 Gail Jacobs
  4. #211,696 Gail Ray
  5. #211,697 Gary Dudley
  6. #211,698 Gary Grove
  7. #211,699 Gary Sharpe
  8. #211,700 Gavin Johnson
  9. #211,701 Gayle Phillips
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Meaning & Origins

Transferred use of a surname, which is probably derived from a Norman personal name of Continental Germanic origin, a short form of any of the various compound names beginning with gar ‘spear’. One bearer of this surname was the American industrialist Elbert Henry Gary (1846–1927), who gave his name to the steel town of Gary, Indiana (chartered in 1906). In this town was born the theatrical agent Nan Collins, who suggested Gary as a stage name for her client Frank J. Cooper, who thus became Gary Cooper (1901–61). His film career caused the name to become enormously popular from the 1930s to the present day. Its popularity has been maintained by the cricketer Gary Sobers (b. 1936; in his case it is in fact a pet form of Garfield) and the footballer Gary Lineker (b. 1960). It is now often taken as a pet form of Gareth.
42nd in the U.S.
English and Irish: habitational name from Dudley in the West Midlands, named from the Old English personal name Dudda (see Dodd) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
911th in the U.S.

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