a masculine name: var. Garry
Origin of Gary; from Old English an unverified form Garwig, literally , spear (of) battle ; from gar, a spear + wig ; from Germanic an unverified form wiga-, battle ; from Indo-European base an unverified form w?k-, to be bold from source Classical Latin vincere, to conquer
city in NW Ind., on Lake Michigan
Origin of Garyafter E. H. Gary (1846-1927), United States industrialist
- (born Frank James Cooper) 1901-61; U.S. film actor
- 1789-1851; U.S. novelist
- 1791-1883; U.S. inventor, industrialist, & philanthropist
A city of northwest Indiana on Lake Michigan near Chicago, Illinois. Founded by the US Steel Corporation in 1906, it is a highly industrialized port of entry.
- The last-century popularity of the given name is due to the American actor Gary Cooper (1901-1961), whose stage name was invented by his agent, a native of Gary, Indiana.