Gary Robinson in the US

  1. #5,391 Jose Ochoa
  2. #5,392 David Cunningham
  3. #5,393 Shawn Miller
  4. #5,394 Yolanda Lopez
  5. #5,395 Gary Robinson
  6. #5,396 Michael Nguyen
  7. #5,397 John Becker
  8. #5,398 John Farrell
  9. #5,399 Tony Jones
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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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Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Robin.
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