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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: This article is about the city in Indiana, for other uses of Gary, see Gary (disambiguation). ... 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 Indiana is a song in the musical (and later film) The Music Man

This article is about the Broadway musical. ...

Slang nickname

  • The word Gary is a local term used by people in the Midlands of the United Kingdom to refer to a Chav or Townie[citation needed]
  • Gary also refers to a Chinese person, which originates from "Only Fools and Horses".[citation needed]
  • The word Gary is also a code word used by people that refers to marijuana.[citation needed]

In general, the midlands of a territory are its central regions. ... Look up chav, charva in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up townie in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A Cannabis sativa plant The drug cannabis, also called marijuana, is produced from parts of the cannabis plant, primarily the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant. ...

First 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. Look up Appendix:Most popular given names by country in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor of English heritage. ... The United States Social Security Administration (or SSA[1]) is an independent agency of the United States government established by a law currently codified at 42 U.S.C. Â§ 901. ... This article is about the city in Indiana, for other uses of Gary, see Gary (disambiguation). ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... High Noon is a 1952 western film which tells the story of a town marshal who is forced to face a gang by himself. ...

The name Gary can also be a variant of similar names, such as the Welsh Gareth, Garrie or Garry. This article is about the country. ... 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 Allan (born Gary Allan Herzberg on December 5, 1967) is a country singer from Long Beach, California. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... National Science Medal award ceremony, 2000 Gary Stanley Becker (born December 2, 1930) is an American economist. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... William Gary Busey (born June 29, 1944) 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 (b. ... Gary Cole (born September 20, 1956) is an American actor, known for numerous roles, including the television series Fatal Vision, The West Wing, Midnight Caller, American Gothic, Wanted and Crusade, and the films Office Space, In the Line of Fire, Kiss the Sky, Dodgeball, The Brady Bunch Movie, A Very... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Gary Condit 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 (born Frank James Cooper May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor of English heritage. ... Gary Edward Daniels (b. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 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, died January 1984) was a Croatian-American who won (land speed records are set and not won)the land speed record with his rocket powered automobile Blue Flame on October 23, 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 executed in the United States after the death penalty was reinstated in 1976 after Gregg v. ... Paul Francis Gadd aka Gary Glitter (born May 8, 1944) is an English rock and pop singer and songwriter best-known artistically for a collection of 1970s glam rock hits including Rock and Roll parts 1 & 2, I Love You Love Me Love, Im the Leader of the Gang... United States Army Master Sgt. ... Gary Graham as Ambassador Soval on Star Trek: Enterprise. ... Gary LeRoi Gray (born February 12, 1986 in Yonkers,New York) is an 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) 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 with Don Kaye in 1974 under the company Tactical Studies... 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 Warren Hart (born Gary Warren Hartpence, 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 March 19, 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 Gary Kemp (born 16 October 1959, in Islington, London) is an English pop artist who was the leader and chief songwriter for the 1980s New Romantic band Spandau Ballet. ... Gary Arlen Kildall (May 19, 1942 – July 11, 1994) was an early American microcomputer entrepreneur who created the CP/M operating system and founded 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 is the creator of The Far Side, a (sometimes subdivided) single-panel comic strip 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 football striker who scored ten goals in two World Cups for the England national team and is currently a sports broadcaster for the BBC. He is also known for appearing in adverts for the Walkers... 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 Californias 42nd congressional district (map). ... For the former TV host, see Garry Moore. ... Gary Morton (born 1924) was the second husband of Lucille Ball. ... Gary Mani Mounfield (born November 16, 1962, Failsworth, Manchester) is an English 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. ... Gary Alexander Neville (born February 18, 1975 in Bury, Greater Manchester) is an English footballer who is Englands most capped right full back, and also Manchester Uniteds club captain. ... 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 an English singer, composer, musician and electropop pioneer. ... Gary Oldman (born Leonard Gary Oldman on March 21, 1958 in New Cross, London, England) is an English actor. ... 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. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... 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 a librarian, best known for founding resourceshelf. ... Gary Leon Ridgway (born February 18, 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah), known as the Green River Killer, is one of the most egregious serial killers in American history. ... Gary Roberts (born May 23, 1966, in North York, Ontario, Canada) is a professional Ice Hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) currently playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs. ... Gary Robichaud (1962-2005), a Canadian teacher and politician, was born on September 13, 1962 in Saint John, New Brunswick. ... Gary Antonian Sheffield (born November 18, 1968 in Tampa, Florida) is a Major League Baseball player for the Detroit Tigers. ... 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. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Young Gary Snyder, on one of his early book covers Gary Snyder (born May 8, 1930) is an American poet (originally, often associated with the Beat Generation), essayist, lecturer, and environmental activist. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 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 Thorne (born June 9, 1948 in Maine) is a play-by-play announcer for ESPN and ABC, working Major League Baseball, College Football and Frozen Four hockey contests. ... 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. ... Gary Wilmot Gary Owen Wilmot (born May 8, 1954 in Kensington, London) is a British actor, writer, comedian, impressionist and singer. ...

Fictional characters

Gary the Snail is a character in the Nickelodeon animated series series SpongeBob SquarePants, which first aired in July 1999. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Gary Oak, known in Japan as Shigeru ), is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise. ... The official Pokémon logo. ... All names, team names, and bit-beasts listed are fictional and from the Beyblade anime series. ... Original run 8 January 2001 – 24 December 2001 No. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... The Ambiguously Gay Duo flying together. ... 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 on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... South Park is an American, Emmy Award-winning[1] animated television comedy series about four fourth-grade school boys who live in the small town of South Park, Colorado. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman. ...




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