Gary Paar in the US

  1. #8,609,995 Gary Oyer
  2. #8,609,996 Gary Ozbirn
  3. #8,609,997 Gary Ozias
  4. #8,609,998 Gary Ozment
  5. #8,609,999 Gary Paar
  6. #8,610,000 Gary Paavola
  7. #8,610,001 Gary Pacilio
  8. #8,610,002 Gary Packett
  9. #8,610,003 Gary Padovani
people in the U.S. have this name View Gary Paar on Whitepages Raquote 8eaf5625ec32ed20c5da940ab047b4716c67167dcd9a0f5bb5d4f458b009bf3b

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.
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.
31,312th in the U.S.

Nicknames & variations

Top state populations