Gary Enger in the US

  1. #2,230,475 Gary Edmonson
  2. #2,230,476 Gary Edson
  3. #2,230,477 Gary Egger
  4. #2,230,478 Gary Emmett
  5. #2,230,479 Gary Enger
  6. #2,230,480 Gary Englehart
  7. #2,230,481 Gary Erlandson
  8. #2,230,482 Gary Ertel
  9. #2,230,483 Gary Essary
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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.
Norwegian: habitational name from various farmsteads, notably in eastern Norway, so named from the plural indefinite form of Old Norse eng ‘meadow’.
12,943rd in the U.S.

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