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Meaning and name origin

Carrie \c(ar)-rie\ as a girl's 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.


Carrie has 9 variant forms: Caree, Carey, Cari, Carie, Carree, Carrey, Carri, Carry and Cary.

For more information, see also related girl names Kara, Cara, Carol and Carolyn.


Carrie is a very popular first name for females (#129 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#30644 out of 88799, Top 35%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Carrie for girls. Carrie reached its highest rank of #22 in the U.S. in 1880-1889 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carrie name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carrie outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Carrie and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Caroline (#58), Kara (#442), Cara (#672), Carolyn (#742), Cary, Cari, Carrie, Carri, Carey, Carie and Carol. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cara, Carey, Cari, Carie, Carol, Caroline, Carolyn, Carri, Carrie, Cary, Kara in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cara, Carol, Caroline, Carolyn, Carrie, Kara outside U.S.

Similar Names

Carrie is also pronounced similarly to Corie, Corri, Corrie, Karie, Karri, Karrie, Kerrie and Korrie. Other suggested similar baby names are Barrie, Carlie, Carmie, Carrin, Carrine, Cerria, Charie, Cherie, Cherrie, Clarrie and Harrie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Carrie.