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Place name

Several places in the United States of America are called Gary (in decreasing population order):

There are other similarly-named towns: Gary is the largest city in Lake County in Northwest Indiana, USA. The city is located on the southeastern corner of the Chicagoland metropolitan area approximately 27 miles (43 kilometers) from downtown Chicago. ... Gary is a city located in McDowell County, West Virginia, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 917. ... Gary is a city located in Norman County, Minnesota. ... Gary is a city located in Deuel County, South Dakota. ...

GNIS also lists the following tiny (or uninhabited) towns: Gary City is a town located in Panola County, Texas. ... Garysburg is a town located in Northampton County, North Carolina. ... Garyville is a census-designated place located in St. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ...

  • Gary, Colorado
  • Gary, Florida
  • Gary, Georgia
  • Gary, Illinois
  • Gary, Maryland
  • Gary, New Mexico
  • Gary, South Carolina
  • Gary, Texas
  • Gary, Virginia
  • Gary Springs, Alabama
  • Garywood, Alabama
  • Gary Estates, Mississippi
  • Gary Corner, New Jersey
  • Gary Creek, South Carolina
  • Garysville, Virginia


  • Gary is the name of a German band

Slang nickname

  • Gary also refers to a Chinese person, which originates from "Only Fools and Horses".

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Person name

The name Gary is derived from the word spear and used to describe a "spear thrower"

The usage of Gary as a male given name in America is interestingly intertwined with the success of the actor Gary Cooper. According to the Social Security Administration, Gary was relatively rare as a given name in the 1900-1920s period (e.g., in the 1910s it was the 677th most frequent name, given to less than 0.01% of the babies born in that decade). However, when the actor's Gary, Indiana-born agent Nan Collins told him to change his name (then Frank Cooper) to Gary, this name's popularity soared. In the 1930s, 0.38% of the male babies in America were named Gary, and in the 1950s as many as 1.54% of the male babies were given this name, making it the 12th most popular given name of that decade. The name Gary reached its record popularity (9th place) in 1953, the same year that Gary Cooper received his Best Actor Academy Award for his leading role in High Noon. Since then, the popularity of Gary as a given name in America has been on a very slow, but steady decline. In the 1990s, this name is the 170th most popular, given to around 0.1% of newborn males. A given name is a word which specifies and differentiates between members of a group of individuals, especially a family, all of whose members usually share the same family name. ... Gary Cooper and Eleanor Roosevelt, in 1950 Gary Cooper (May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was a two-time Oscar-winning American film actor of British heritage, whose career spanned from the 1920s up until the year of his death. ... The United States Social Security Administration (or SSA) is an independent agency of the United States government established by law currently codified as . ... Gary is the largest city in Lake County in Northwest Indiana, USA. The city is located on the southeastern corner of the Chicagoland metropolitan area approximately 27 miles (43 kilometers) from downtown Chicago. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States and most watched awards ceremony in the world. ... High Noon is a 1952 western film which tells the story of a town marshal who has just married a pacifist Quaker woman. ...

The name Gary can also be a variant of similar names, such as the Welsh Gareth, or Garry. For an explanation of often confusing terms such as Great Britain, Britain, United Kingdom, England and Wales and England, see British Isles (terminology). ... Sir Gareth was a Knight of the Round Table in Arthurian Legend. ...

Articles on some of the people named Gary: (see also Special:Allpages/Gary)

For the sons of this AFL football player, see Gary Ablett Jr. ... Gary Barlow (born January 20, 1971 in Frodsham, Cheshire) is a British singer, songwriter, bandleader and producer. ... Gary Bartz (born in 1940) is an American alto and soprano saxophonist. ... Gary Barwin (b. ... Gary L. Bauer (born May 4, 1946 in Covington, Kentucky) is an American civil servant and conservative politician notable for his ties to several evangelical Christian groups and campaigns. ... Gary S. Becker Gary Stanley Becker (born December 2, 1930) is an American economist. ... Gary Bruce Bettman (born on June 2, 1952 in Queens, New York) has served as commissioner of the National Hockey League since February 1, 1993. ... Gary Burghoff as Walter Radar OReilly. ... Gary Burton (born on 23 January 1943 in Anderson, Indiana) is a jazz vibraphone player, known for developing the then-innovative technique of playing the instrument with four mallets, rather than the usual two. ... Gary Busey William Gary Busey (born June 29, 1944 in Goose Creek, Texas) is an Academy Award-nominated American film and stage actor. ... Gary Edmund Carter (born April 8, 1954), also nicknamed The Kid, has been regarded as one of the top hitting Major League Baseball catchers in baseball history. ... Gary Cherone was the lead singer for the hard rock band Extreme. ... Gary Cole as Bob Russell Gary Cole (born September 20, 1956) is an American actor, known for numerous roles, including the television series Fatal Vision, Midnight Caller, American Gothic, and Crusade, and the films In the Line of Fire, Kiss the Sky, Office Space, Dodgeball, The Brady Bunch Movie, One... Gary Wayne Coleman (born February 8, 1968, in Zion, Illinois) is an American actor. ... Gary Adrian Condit (born April 21, 1948) is an American politician, a fiscally and socially conservative Blue Dog Democrat who served in the House of Representatives from 1989 to 2003. ... Gary Cooper and Eleanor Roosevelt, in 1950 Gary Cooper (May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was a two-time Oscar-winning American film actor of British heritage, whose career spanned from the 1920s up until the year of his death. ... Gary Edward Daniels (b. ... Gary Patrick DellAbate (born March 14, 1961 in Uniondale, Long Island, New York) is the producer of the Howard Stern radio show. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Gary Dourdan Gary Dourdan (born December 11, 1966 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American actor. ... The Honourable Gary Albert Filmon, PC, P.Eng. ... Gary Christopher Fisher (born 1950) is the best inventors of the mountain bike. ... Gary Lawrence Francione (1954) is an American law professor at Rutgers University. ... Comic book artist, notable for his work with J. Michael Straczynski on Midnight Nation and Supreme Power. ... Gary Frank (born October 9, 1950 in Spokane, Washington) is an American homosexual who won an Emmy Award for his porno performances in the gay video series Family. ... Gary Gabelich (born August 29, 1940) is a Croatian-American who won the land speed record with his rocket powered automobile Blue Flame on October 28, 1970, achieving the average speed of 622. ... Gary Joseph Gaetti (born August 19, 1958 in Centralia, Illinois), nicknamed G-Man (Rat during his earlier days), is an American former third baseman in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins (1981-90), California Angels (1991-93), Kansas City Royals (1993-95), St. ... Gary Mark Gilmore (December 4, 1940 – January 17, 1977) was an American career criminal who gained international notoriety as the first person legally executed in the United States after the death penalty was reinstated in 1976 after Gregg v. ... Gary Glitter on the cover of a Greatest Hits album. ... U.S. Army Master Sgt. ... Gary Graham as Ambassador Soval on Star Trek: Enterprise. ... Gary LeRoi Gray (born 1985) is an African American actor and voice actor involved with movies, television, and animation. ... Gary Groth (born 1954) is an American comic book publisher, critic, editor in chief of the Comics Journal and co-founder of Fantagraphics Books. ... Ernest Gary Gygax, 2004 Ernest Gary Gygax (born July 27, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, son of a Swiss immigrant father and an American mother) is best known as the author of the well known fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D), co-created with Dave Arneson and co-published... Gary Hall Jr. ... For his son, also an Olympian, see Gary Hall Jr. ... Gary Hamel is the CEO of Strategos, the management consulting firm, and a visiting Professor of Strategic Management at London Business School. ... Hon Gary Hardgrave Gary Douglas Hardgrave (born 5 January 1960), Australian politician, has been a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1996, representing the Division of Moreton, Queensland. ... Gary Hart Gary Warren Hart (born Gary Hartpence on November 28, 1936) is a politician and lawyer from the state of Colorado. ... Gary Helms (born March 4, 1965) is an American kickboxer from Houston, Texas, who was given the nickname Hitman because of his pin-point accuracy, speed, and mobster style hat or cowboy hat he would wear into the ring. ... Gary Hug is an American astronomer. ... Snowman, 1996, Museum of Modern Art. ... Gary Humphries Gary Humphries (born July 6, 1958) is a member of the Australian Senate from the Australian Capital Territory. ... Gary Jennings (September 20, 1928 – February 13, 1999) was a U.S. author noted for several historical fiction novels: Aztec, a story of the Aztec empire just before and during the arrival of the Spanish; Aztec Autumn, a story of the Aztecs following the Spanish conquest; and The Journeyer, an... Gary Earl Johnson (born January 1, 1953) was the Republican governor of the U.S. state of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003. ... Gary Jules (born in March of 1969 in Fresno, California as Gary Jules Aguirre) is an American singer. ... Gary Karr (born November 20, 1941) is a famous classical double bass soloist and teacher. ... Garry Kimovich Kasparov (Гарри Кимович Каспаров) (born April 13, 1963) is a chess grandmaster and the strongest chess player in the world. ... Gary Kemp (born 16 October 1959) is a British pop artist who was the leader and chief songwriter for the 1980s New Romantic band Spandau Ballet. ... Gary Kildall Gary Arlen Kildall (May 19, 1942 – July 11, 1994) was the creator of the CP/M operating system and GEM Desktop graphical user interface, and founder of Digital Research, Inc. ... Gary Kirsten (born 23 November 1967) was a South African cricketer, more specifically a batsman. ... Gary Kleck is a criminologist at Florida State University who is a strong advocate against gun control. ... Gary Klein can be considered the innovator of the oversized tube aluminum bicycle, which is now a feature of the cycling market. ... Gary Kremen is an entrepreneur who first registered the domain name sex. ... Gary LaFree is a professor of criminology and criminal justice at the Universities of Maryland, College Park and New Mexico. ... Gary Larson (born in Tacoma, Washington on August 14, 1950) is the creator of The Far Side, a comic panel which appeared in many newspapers for fourteen years until Larsons retirement January 1, 1995. ... Gary Winston Lineker, OBE (born 30 November 1960 in Leicester) is a former English international footballer, playing as a striker, and is now a broadcaster on the game. ... Former Governor Gary Locke Gary F. Locke (born January 21, 1950 in Seattle, Washington) was the Democratic governor of Washington (1997-2005), and the first Chinese-American governor in United States history. ... Categories: Wikipedia cleanup | People stubs | Country musicians | United States musicians ... Gary Masyk (born 1960) is a businessman and politician in Alberta, Canada. ... Gary G. Miller (born October 16, 1948), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1999, representing the 42nd District of California (map). ... Gary Moore (born on 4 April 1952 as Robert William Gary Moore in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is acknowledged as one of the finest guitarists to have originated from Ireland. ... Gary Morton (born 1924) was the second husband of Lucille Ball. ... Gary Mani Mounfield (born November 16, 1962, Failsworth, Oldham) is a British rock bassist, with a distinctive rich playing style that combines a fast moving rock style with a dance rhythm or dub groove. ... Hon Gary Nairn Gary Roy Nairn (born 3 January 1951), Australian politician, has been a Liberal Party of Australia member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1996, representing the Division of Eden-Monaro, New South Wales. ... In January 2006, his actions were the subject of some controversy after his celebration in front of the visiting Liverpool fans at Old Trafford, when he was seen to run from the half-way line towards the opposing fans to celebrate the 90th minute injury-time winning-goal header by... Gary Nolan can refer to different people: Gary Nolan: a baseball player Gary Nolan: a radio host This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Gary North For the bisexual rights activist, see Gary North (journalist) Gary North is a writer and publisher from the Christian Reconstruction movement. ... Gary Numan (born Gary Anthony James Webb on March 8, 1958) is a British singer, songwriter, musician, composer and electropop pioneer. ... Gary Oldman Gary Oldman (born March 21, 1958) is an English actor, born Leonard Gary Oldman in New Cross, London, England. ... Gary Owen (born July 7, 1958) is a retired English footballer. ... Gary Owen (born 1929) is a retired Welsh snooker player. ... Gary Owens (born Gary Altman on May 10, 1936) is a disc jockey and voice actor born in Mitchell, South Dakota. ... Gary Dwayne Payton (born July 23, 1968 in Oakland, California) is a professional basketball player currently with the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. ... Gary Peacock (born 12 May 1935 in Burley, Idaho) is an American jazz bassist. ... Gary George Pettis (born April 3, 1958) was a professional baseball player who played in the outfield for the California Angels, Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, and San Diego Padres during the 1980s and early 1990s. ... Gary Player on the cover of a 1999 golf instruction video. ... Francis Gary Powers with a model of the U-2. ... Gary Price is an electronic librarian, best known for founding resourceshelf. ... Ridgways mugshot Gary Leon Ridgway (born February 18, 1949) is one of the most prolific serial killers in American history. ... Gary Roberts was born on the 23rd of May, 1966, in North York, Ontario, Canada. ... Gary Robichaud (1962-2005), a Canadian teacher and politician, was born on September 13, 1962 in Saint John, New Brunswick. ... Gary Lee Shipman (born March 16, 1966) is an American comic book illustrator and writer. ... Gary Sick is the author of October Surprise and the executive director of the Gulf/2000 Project. ... Gary Sinise (born March 17, 1955, in Blue Island, Illinois) is an Emmy winning American actor and film director. ... Young Gary Snyder, on one of his early book covers Gary Snyder (born May 8, 1930) is an American poet, essayist, lecturer, and environmental activist. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Gary L. Stewart was Imperator of AMORC from 1987 to 1990. ... Gary Nicholas Streeter (born 2 October 1955) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... There are a number of noted individuals named Gary Sullivan: Gary Sullivan (radio), an American radio host. ... Gary Titley is a British politician, currently leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party (EPLP) and Labour Party Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the North West of England. ... Gary Lamell Ward (born December 6, 1953 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the Minnesota Twins (1979-83), Texas Rangers (1984-86), New York Yankees (1987-89) and Detroit Tigers (1989-90). ... Gary Wilkinson (born April 7, 1966) is an English professional snooker player. ...

Fictional characters

This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ... SpongeBob SquarePants is a popular American animated television series and media franchise shown on Nickelodeon, YTV, and NickToons Network created by marine biologist and animator, Stephen Hillenburg. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and the Pokémon Collaborative Projects article style, this Pokémon-related article or section may require cleanup. ... Pokémon , pronounced //, although frequently, and even intentionally mispronounced //), is a multi-billion dollar media franchise[1] created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1996 (it celebrated its tenth anniversary on February 27, 2006). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Beyblade (ベイブレード Beiburēdo) is a spinning top toy developed and manufactured by Takara starting in 1999. ... The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox network. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City which has been broadcast by NBC nearly every Saturday night since its debut on October 11, 1975. ...


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