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Meaning and name origin

Carey \c(a)-rey\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Carey), is pronounced KER-ee. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Carey is "love". From "caru". Also possibly a place name from Welsh "rhiw" meaning "hill fort", or from Gaelic "ciar" meaning "black", and Latin "carriarus" for an occupational surname for those who moved goods. Also possibly a short from of Caroline; or variant spelling of Cary, influenced by Carrie. Also a pet form of Ceridwen. Actress Carey Lowell.

Carey has 2 variant forms: Carrey and Cary.

For more information, see also the related girl name Carol.

Carey is also pronounced similarly to Cara, Carah, Caree, Cari, Carie, Caro, Carree, Carri, Carry, Coree, Corey, Correy, Corry, Cory, Karee, Karry, Kary and Korey. Other suggested similar baby names are Cacey, Cadey, Caley, Carel, Carely, Caren, Carley, Carly, Carmy, Casey, Catey, Cerea, Charee, Cherey, Clarey and Cree.


Carey is a very popular first name for females (#915 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#627 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Carey name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Carey with its variant forms and related girl baby names.

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