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pinWhat does Carrie mean?

Carrie /car-rie/ [2 sylls.] 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: Canrie, Carria, Carrid. [more]

pinHow 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. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Carrie for girls. Carrie entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #22 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Prominent related forms of Carrie listed in the Top 1000 are Caroline (#58 last year), Callie (#186), Carly (#357), Kara (#442), Cara (#672), Carolyn (#742), Carla (#864), Karlie (#885), Carri, Charline, Karli, Cary, Carol, Cari, Carey, Carie, Carleen, Carley, Carlene and Carole. Usage of these girl names reached its apex during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.3955%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.1807%, down 54.3%), with forms like Carley, Cara, Carla, Carolyn and Karli falling out of fashion. Callie (#186), Caroline (#58), Carly (#357) and Kara (#442) are four of the more trendy girl names in this list, and there is a revival in baby name popularity for Callie and Caroline. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Carrie and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carrie, Callie, Cara, Carey, Cari in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carie, Carla, Carleen, Carlene, Carley in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carly, Carol, Carole, Caroline, Carolyn in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carri, Cary, Charline, Kara, Karli, Karlie in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Carrie is alike in pronunciation 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 frequently used than Carrie.