Gatsby

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Gender: Male Origin of Gatsby: German surname and literary name

The name Gatsby is a boy's name of German origin. Gatsby and is often added to lists like American Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Build a sibling set together!".

From the experts:

Suddenly, we're hearing the name Gatsby, as in The Great character by F. Scott Fitzgerald, used as a first name for girls as well as boys. The book's Jay Gatsby gussied up his surname from Gatz, whose meaning is given variously as left-handed, cat, God, and person from Gat. As a first name, it's got a lot of energy and that great pedigree.

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Famous People Named Gatsby

Gatsby Richard Smith (b. 1999), son of actor Rex Smith
Gatsby James Finch (b. 2013), son of bassist Roxanne Galliano of The Modern Commune Kids
Gatsby Willem Hollingsworth (b. 2018) son of Ben Hollingsworth

Pop Culture References for the name Gatsby

Jay Gatsby, main character of the novel "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald turned movie
*English surname, a different form of Gadsby, meaning "person from Gaddesby" (a place in Leicestershire meaning "Gaddr's farmstead")