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  1. #7,835,520 Gary Overkamp
  2. #7,835,521 Gary Owles
  3. #7,835,522 Gary Oyama
  4. #7,835,523 Gary Ozog
  5. #7,835,524 Gary Paar
  6. #7,835,525 Gary Paavola
  7. #7,835,526 Gary Pacilio
  8. #7,835,527 Gary Pacillas
  9. #7,835,528 Gary Packo
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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.
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North German, Dutch, and Belgian: topographic name from Middle Low German pār ‘house of a priest’, or a habitational name from any of various minor places named Parre or Perre, for example in Ruiselede or Hillegem in East Flanders or Noordewijk in Antwerp province.
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