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  1. #1,460,225 Gary Rodrigues
  2. #1,460,226 Gary Roney
  3. #1,460,227 Gary Roof
  4. #1,460,228 Gary Routh
  5. #1,460,229 Gary Rude
  6. #1,460,230 Gary Salvatore
  7. #1,460,231 Gary Sasser
  8. #1,460,232 Gary Saul
  9. #1,460,233 Gary Sauter
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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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German: 1. from a pet form of a personal name formed with Old High German hrōd ‘fame’, for example Rudolf or Rüdiger (see Rudiger). 2. from Middle High German rude, rü(e)de ‘hound’, probably applied as a nickname or as a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of hunting dogs.
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