Gary Goren in the US

  1. #2,887,433 Gary Glascock
  2. #2,887,434 Gary Golson
  3. #2,887,435 Gary Goodhart
  4. #2,887,436 Gary Goodnough
  5. #2,887,437 Gary Goren
  6. #2,887,438 Gary Gorsuch
  7. #2,887,439 Gary Gosney
  8. #2,887,440 Gary Grabau
  9. #2,887,441 Gary Graczyk
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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.
Jewish (Ashkenazic): altered form of Horn 5, under Russian influence; since Russian has no h and alters h in borrowed words to g. In Israel the name has been reinterpreted by folk etymology as being from Hebrew goren ‘threshing floor’, which is in fact etymologically and semantically unrelated.
23,104th in the U.S.

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