Gary Melquist in the US

  1. #11,194,355 Gary Mellady
  2. #11,194,356 Gary Melland
  3. #11,194,357 Gary Mellin
  4. #11,194,358 Gary Melnyk
  5. #11,194,359 Gary Melquist
  6. #11,194,360 Gary Mels
  7. #11,194,361 Gary Meltz
  8. #11,194,362 Gary Mencin
  9. #11,194,363 Gary Mendizabal
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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.
Swedish: ornamental name composed of either mell- (from the place name element meaning ‘middle’) or mäl- (also a place name element, an altered form of mal ‘gravel’) + quist, an old or ornamental spelling of kvist ‘twig’.
59,422nd in the U.S.

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