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  1. #2,472,612 Gary Handel
  2. #2,472,613 Gary Hanke
  3. #2,472,614 Gary Hanneman
  4. #2,472,615 Gary Hardt
  5. #2,472,616 Gary Harland
  6. #2,472,617 Gary Harold
  7. #2,472,618 Gary Harshbarger
  8. #2,472,619 Gary Hartsfield
  9. #2,472,620 Gary Hartwick
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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.
41st in the U.S.
English (mainly northeastern): habitational name from any of various minor places (including perhaps some now lost) named from Old English hār ‘gray’, hara ‘hare’, or hær ‘rock’, ‘tumulus’ + land ‘tract of land’, ‘estate’, ‘cultivated land’, notably Harland in Kirkbymoorside. North Yorkshire, which is named from hær + land. This surname has been present in northern Ireland since the 17th century.
12,748th in the U.S.

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