Its source is an Ancient Germanic expression meaning "Spear."
The name Garry ranked 367th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name has fluctuated in use, it has been quietly present throughout the last century.
This surname became popular as a first name after Gary Cooper's rise to film stardom in the middle of the 20th century. His agent, a native of Gary, Indiana, suggested he change his name from Frank.