Gary Gage in the US

  1. #343,341 Fred Herman
  2. #343,342 Fred Moody
  3. #343,343 Fred Underwood
  4. #343,344 Garland Thompson
  5. #343,345 Gary Gage
  6. #343,346 Gary Neumann
  7. #343,347 George Spivey
  8. #343,348 Gerri Johnson
  9. #343,349 Glen Johnston
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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: from Middle English, Old French ga(u)ge ‘measure’, probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for an assayer, an official who was in charge of checking weights and measures.
2,109th in the U.S.

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