What does Carrie mean?
Carrie [car-rie] as a girls' name is pronounced KARE-ee. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Carrie is "free man". Pet form of Caroline and occasionally other names beginning with Car-. The Irish surname Carey is used more for boys than for girls. Singer Carrie Underwood.
27 more alternative forms via Caroline: Callie▲, Caralin, Caraline, Carla▼, Carlan, Carleen, Carlein, Carlen, Carlene▼, Carley▼, Carlin, Carlina, Carline, Carlita, Carllen, Carly▼, Carlyn, Carlyne, Caro, Carol▼, Carola, Carole▼, Carolin, Caroll, Charline, Karli and Karlie▲.Creative forms:
(female) Calrie, Canrie, ..
(male) Carvis, .. Middle name pairings:
Carrie Ziva (C.Z.), ..
How popular is Carrie?
Carrie is a very popular first name for females (#129 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#24873 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Carrie entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #22 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #1680. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Carrie (#1680 last year) listed in the Top 2000 are Caroline (#62 last year), Callie (#196), Carly (#389), Kara (#509), Cara (#727), Carolyn (#752), Karlie (#815), Carla (#873), Carley (#1106), Karli (#1292), Carol (#1768), Cary, Carry, Carleen, Charline, Carie, Carey, Cari, Carri, Carlene, Carola, Carlyn, Carole, Carolin, Caroll, Carline and Caro. Usage of these relations of Carrie reached its apex in the 1940s (average #1271) and has become significantly diminished since (#1506, down 89%), with forms like Carolyn falling out of fashion. Caroline, Callie and Karlie are three of the more trendy girl names in this list.
Carrie▼ is alike in pronunciation to Caera, Caragh, Carah, Coree, Cori, Corie, Correy, Corri, Corrie▼, Corry, Karee, Kari▼, Karie, Karra, Karrah, Karri, Karrie▼, Karry, Kerri▼, Kerria, Kerrie▼, Korie, Korri, Korrie and Kyrie. Other suggested similar names are Cadie, Cahlie, Caidie, Caisie, Cammie, Capri, Caprise, Carin, Carine, Carlee▲, Carmi, Carreen, Carrina, Carrol, Carron, Caryle, Cassie▼, Cathie, Catie, Cearia, Charee, Chari, Charie, Cheri▼, Cherye, Ciarrah, Clarrie, Corrin, Corrine▼, Darbie, Darsie, Earlie, Harlie, Karrine, Laurie▼, Margie▼, Marie▼, Markie, Marlie, Marnie, Marrin, Marris, Martie, Maurie, Merrie, Parris, Perrie, Sarie, Sharrie and Torrie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Carrie.See names in meaning and etymology.