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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.


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

Related girl names: Kara, Cara, Carol and Carolyn.

Carrie has 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.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Calrie, Canrie, ..

(male) Carriele, Carvis, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Carrie for girls. Carrie entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #22 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #1492. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carrie name in U.S.

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

Prominent related forms of Carrie (#1492 last year) listed in the Top 2000 are Caroline (#58 last year), Callie (#186), Carly (#357), Kara (#442), Cara (#672), Carolyn (#742), Carla (#864), Karlie (#885), Carley (#1087), Karli (#1252), Carol (#1491), Cary, Carry, Charline, Carie, Carey, Cari, Carri, Carleen, Carola, Carline, Caro, Carole, Carolin, Caroll, Carlene and Carlyn. Usage of these relations of Carrie reached its apex in the 1940s (average #1271) and has become significantly diminished since (#1483, down 88.1%), with forms like Carolyn falling out of fashion. Caroline, Callie and Karlie are three of the more trendy girl names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carrie, Callie, Cara, Carey, Cari in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carie, Carla, Carleen, Carlene, Carley in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carline, Carly, Carlyn, Caro, Carol in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carola, Carole, Carolin, Caroline, Caroll in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carolyn, Carri, Carry, Cary, Charline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kara, Karli, Karlie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cara, Carla, Carly, Caroline, Kara outside U.S.

Similar Names


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.