Gary Pavao in the US

  1. #5,151,759 Gary Passero
  2. #5,151,760 Gary Paternoster
  3. #5,151,761 Gary Patricia
  4. #5,151,762 Gary Patty
  5. #5,151,763 Gary Pavao
  6. #5,151,764 Gary Pay
  7. #5,151,765 Gary Peachey
  8. #5,151,766 Gary Pearse
  9. #5,151,767 Gary Pellerin
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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.
Portuguese (pavão): nickname from pavão ‘peacock’, probably denoting someone who was proud or self-important. Compare Pavon.
14,481st in the U.S.

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