Gary Pigeon in the US

  1. #3,381,229 Gary Phares
  2. #3,381,230 Gary Picou
  3. #3,381,231 Gary Pidgeon
  4. #3,381,232 Gary Pierpont
  5. #3,381,233 Gary Pigeon
  6. #3,381,234 Gary Pillar
  7. #3,381,235 Gary Piner
  8. #3,381,236 Gary Pinkney
  9. #3,381,237 Gary Pipkins
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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.
French: from pigeon ‘pigeon’ (Old French pijon ‘young bird’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a hunter of wood pigeons, or a nickname for a foolish or gullible person, since the birds are easily taken.
17,593rd in the U.S.

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