Gary Rude in the US

  1. #1,524,438 Gary Roll
  2. #1,524,439 Gary Roof
  3. #1,524,440 Gary Roseberry
  4. #1,524,441 Gary Routh
  5. #1,524,442 Gary Rude
  6. #1,524,443 Gary Ruffin
  7. #1,524,444 Gary Salinas
  8. #1,524,445 Gary Salo
  9. #1,524,446 Gary Sandler
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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.
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.
6,901st in the U.S.

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