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It was once an incredibly popular boy’s name, but now it’s practically extinct

Posted at 7:53 PM, Mar 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-15 19:53:44-04

It was one of the most popular baby names for boys several years ago. Now, it’s practically extinct.

The name Gary is becoming incredibly rare, according to data from OurBabyNamer.com. There were only 442 babies given the name in 2013, compared to more than 38,000 in 1952.

The name has been decreasing in popularity for decades. It is currently at its lowest point of popularity since 1928.

The last time a girl was named Gary was in 1997, according to the website. The name ranks No. 578 in U.S. popularity.