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You all are slacking. Gary Larson, author of the Far Side, one of the funniest comics of all time.
Atarah Derek  11/12/2019
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I like Gary as a full name.

It is short and simple with a clear meaning (spear). It is ageless in my opinion because it is quite classic.

I have good namesakes for it: Gary Oldman (actor) and Gary Hobson (character).

A solid, not pretentious name.
Felie  9/29/2019
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Fictional character Gary Hobson, main character in the American TV series: 'Early Edition' (1996-2000). The character was played by Kyle Chandler.
Felie  9/29/2019
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Gary Holt- Guitar virtuoso and player for Exodus and Slayer.
MajiinSaxonPrincess  8/30/2019
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Well, this name isn't odd sounding or unusual. It is a bit old fashioned but it's certainly a lot better than all those made up names like Maddox, Knox, Hayden, Jayden etc... Although nowadays someone with this name will get teased and get called Gary The snail.
― Anonymous User  8/22/2019
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Gary Paulsen is an American author, best known for writing the book Hatchet.
Sammel121  8/2/2019
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Gary Soto is an American-Hispanic poet.
wh0sbad  7/16/2019
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It means brave spearman. It is easy to pronounce, and to spell. Not a bad name to live with. I have met several nice people who were not loud, opinionated, rude or gay, that are named Gary. If you are concerned about dropping the r, well, just don't... Considering some of the weird names people are giving their children, I think Gary is pretty good. Parents need to think about what it will be like for a child to go thru life with the name given to them. This is a strong, dignified name.
norskGary  3/16/2019
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Two famous bearers I can think of for this name are serial killer Gary Leon Ridgway and actor Gary Anthony Williams (who played Uncle Ruckus on The Boondocks and Abe Kenarban on Malcolm in the Middle).
― Anonymous User  3/11/2019
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Gary The Snail comes to mind! I really like this name, it sounds so handsome and sophisticated, and it will age well. Though I really like Gary as a boy’s name, Gary looks like a name that will become unisex in the future.
― Anonymous User  1/26/2019
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Gary Michael Louris is an American musician in the alt-rock band The Jayhawks, as well as the band Golden Smog.
picajay  12/29/2018
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In 2018, 58 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Gary who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 48th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/17/2018
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Fairy Gary is a character in the Tinkerbell series. He is in charge of the dust keeping fairies.
kayisforkeen  7/24/2018
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One of my grandfather's names was Gary. (Actually, his real name was Gernard but he went by Gary). I like this name. A little old fashioned, but I can see it on a kid nowadays in a way.
― Anonymous User  1/20/2018
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Gary is a fictional character from the 2004 animated film The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
cutenose  5/24/2017
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The English footballer Gary Linekar is a famous bearer of this name.
amanda82  4/26/2017
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Gary LeVox is an American singer and songwriter. He is known for being the lead vocalist of the contemporary country trio Rascal Flatts, and his stage name is taken from the studio-console label for his lead-vocal track.
cutenose  2/27/2017
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Gary Cahill is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Premier League club Chelsea and the England national team, both of whom he is third-captain to.
lilolaf  1/23/2017
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Lieutenant Commander Gary Mitchell, longtime friend of James T Kirk and helmsmen under his command on the USS Enterprise in first aired episode (the second pilot) of the 1966 'Star Trek' TV series, "Where No Man Has Gone Before."

He is portrayed by American actor Gary Lockwood who is also known for his role as astronaut Frank Poole in the 1968 film '2001: A Space Odyssey'.
Feorsteorra  11/29/2016
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This name is too old fashioned, and reminds me too much of the word "gay" and SpongeBob's pet snail.
― Anonymous User  7/27/2016
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My father's name, it is very old fashioned. I would be very surprised if a boy in 2016 was named this. I mean it's not terrible, but just dated. I think of Gary the snail :)
firestar11  7/24/2016
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I like the name Gary. It has a quirky feel to it. I think of Gary Cooper and Gary Oldman when I hear it. It's sad to see its decline in Britain (Probably due to the disgusting sick pervert Gary Glitter). It would be nice to see a new generation of Gary's. Also, I named one of my characters Gary.
Mr.Cheese  6/16/2016
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This name always makes me think of either Pokémon or Spongebob.
― Anonymous User  3/14/2016
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I don't hate this name. I do realize it's a bit dated and would suit an older male far more than a boy from an younger generation but that's not the main reason stopping me from actually using it. Gary. Take out the r and you are left with the word, "Gay".
― Anonymous User  3/1/2016
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I've noticed a lot of gay guys have this name.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2015
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Gary "Eggsy" Unwin is the main character in the 2015 film 'Kingsman: The Secret Service'.
Feorsteorra  6/16/2015
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I really have mixed feelings about this when it's an independent name, just like Harry, Barry, and Larry,
― Anonymous User  5/8/2015
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Kind of rough sounding, I think.
Hushpuppy  12/15/2014
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I find this name so darn cute! :D Although... I can't help but think of the character Gary Oak whenever I hear or say this name... lol.
― Anonymous User  10/13/2014
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I actually think this is a very cute name for a little boy that can grow with him and won't sound ridiculous as an adult name. I'd rather meet a little Gary than a little Aiden/Kayden/Jayden any day.
mrose19  11/19/2012
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Gary Coleman played Arnold on Diff'rent Strokes.
Ranchie  10/15/2012
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Gary Carter was a Baseball Hall of Fame catcher for the Montreal Expos and New York Mets.
Jiminy cricket  2/22/2012
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In the UK, Gaz and Gaza are common nicknames for Gary and Gareth.
― Anonymous User  1/5/2012
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Gary Lee Weinrib is the real name for lead singer, and bassist for the band Rush.
His nickname was Geddy for a very long time. So when it came time to make a stage name, he took his nickname, then took away his last name, becoming Geddy Lee.
― Anonymous User  8/16/2011
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It's too nickname-y for me, even though I know that's not the case. Don't care for it.
Chrila96  12/4/2010
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Ever since I began watching Spongebob Squarepants on Nickelodeon, it makes me think of Gary the snail. But I never much cared for the name anyway.
IrishKisses  9/11/2010
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Gary, Indiana was also the birthplace of Michael Jackson.
Anton  3/13/2010
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Musician Gary Webb, better known as Gary Numan, who did songs including "Down in the Park," "Are 'Friends' Electric?" and "Cars."
MoonAgeDaydreamer  2/14/2010
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Gary Glitter is a famous singer.
BonVoyage  11/11/2009
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Gary is also used as a nickname for Gareth.
― Anonymous User  8/5/2009
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One of the most famous and the best name bearer for 'Gary' is Gary Wayne Vernon- stage name Gary LeVox, lead singer of Rascal Flatts! He is the best country singer in the whole world, and the best singer in the whole world to me!
Harvey1409  6/17/2009
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There is also the English actor Gary Waldhorn, who played David in The Vicar of Dibley.
Hushpuppy  10/10/2008
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I like this name, but it always makes me think of SpongeBob's snail.
bananarama  8/20/2008
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This name has some positive connotations to me, as it is the name of one of my uncles. However, I wouldn't use this name. Not only am I not particularly fond of its sound, I also think it looks as though it's supposed to be short for something.
Pippin  7/23/2008
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I can't stand this name. I hate it, like I hate Barry and Larry. All these names make me think of annoying, obnoxious, possibly loud-mouthed middle-aged American men who like to tell sexist jokes and laugh very hard at their own brilliance. Also, the names Gary, Barry, and Larry make me think of the same type of guys telling all sorts of generalizing stories that are supposed to prove some type of ''realities'' that many people can't relate to, and who think they are right about everything they believe about human nature. So no, I don't like the name, and naming the boy Garrett would be much better. British guys named Gary have often gone by Gaz and been more bearable, or that would be my humble guess.
― Anonymous User  5/25/2008
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It's true, my boyfriend is a Gary and he is obnoxious, he does laugh loud, even at himself, but these are some of the things I love so much about him. I guess it's all in your personality preferences... I love my Gary! =)
― Anonymous User  7/13/2010
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Actor Gary Sinise from CSI NY and Forrest Gump.
― Anonymous User  10/14/2007
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The lead singer of the band Snow Patrol is Gary Lightbody.
Groovey9433  4/9/2007
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Gary Barlow is from Take That.
Holzi194  3/11/2007
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Gary Burghoff played Cpl. Walter "Radar" O'Reilly in the successful television programme "M*A*S*H" (1972-1983).
mashlover  1/18/2007
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Gary Oak is Professor Oak's grandson and Ash Ketchum's rival on Pokémon.
Irish Pearl  12/30/2006
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There is a song called "Gary, Indiana" from the Music Man.
― Anonymous User  7/23/2006
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Gary Dourdan is an actor who portrays Warrick Brown in the T.V. show "C.S.I." Gary Sinise portrays Det. Mac Taylor in "C.S.I. New York."
breakofday  12/22/2005
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Actor Gary Oldman is a famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  12/19/2005
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Gary is the name of SpongeBob's snail.
patchworkgirl  11/16/2005
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Gary Levox of country music trio, Rascal Flatts, is a famous bearer.
SkywalkerFan  10/18/2005

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