Gary Sikes in the US

  1. #488,071 Gary Probst
  2. #488,072 Gary Pruett
  3. #488,073 Gary Sage
  4. #488,074 Gary Salisbury
  5. #488,075 Gary Sikes
  6. #488,076 Gary Snook
  7. #488,077 Gary Still
  8. #488,078 Gary Strauss
  9. #488,079 Gary Warden
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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.
Northern English: variant spelling of Sykes.
3,189th in the U.S.

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