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 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).
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).
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.