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Carry

What does Carry mean?

Carry Pronunciation of Carry [car-ry] as a name for girls is of Old German origin, and the name Carry means "beloved; friend; free man". Carry is an alternate spelling of Cara (Latin, Irish, Gaelic). Carry is also a derivative of Carol (Old German). Carry is also used as a variation of Caroline (Old German) and Carrie (Old German).

Variations

Carry has 19 variants: Caera, Caragh, Carah, Caree, Carey, Cari, Carie, Caro, Carree, Carrey, Carri, Cary, Kaara, Kaira, Kara, Kari, Karra, Karrie and Karry.

41 more related forms via Cara, Carol, Caroline, Carrie: Caddy, Caralyn, Carel, Carely, Cariel, Carilyn, Carina, Carine, Carla, Carlan, Carlen, Carley, Carlin, Carly, Carlyn, Carlyna, Carlyne, Carlynn, Carola, Carole, Caroll, Caroly, Carolyn, Carrol, Carrola, Carroll, Carrolyn, Caryl, Caryle, Caryll, Charla, Charyl, Cheryl, Karel, Karla, Karli, Karol, Karryl, Karryll, Karyl and Kerryl.

Creative forms:
(female) Cairy, Cardy, ..

(male) Carby, Carce, ..

Middle name pairings:
Carry Joy (C.J.), ..

How popular is Carry?

Carry is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3393 out of 4276, Top 79%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#26125 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Carry entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex position of #1081 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Caroline (#62 from recent data), Carly (#389), Kara (#509), Karla (#510), Cara (#727), Carolyn (#752), Carla (#873), Carina (#1067), Carley (#1106), Karli (#1292), Carrie (#1680), Carol (#1768), Kari (#1817), Kaira, Cheryl, Charla, Karyl, Karrie, Caryl, Karol, Karel, Carri, Carlyn, Caro, Carie, Cari, Carey, Carola, Carole, Carroll, Carrol, Caroll and Cary are the prominent varying forms of Carry rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Carry were favored as birth names during 1940-1949 (usage of 5.9%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.5%, 91.2%), with forms such as Carly becoming somewhat outmoded. Caroline is the most chic birth name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carry, Cara, Carey, Cari, Carie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carina, Carla, Carley, Carly, Carlyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caro, Carol, Carola, Carole, Caroline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caroll, Carolyn, Carri, Carrie, Carrol in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carroll, Cary, Caryl, Charla, Cheryl in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaira, Kara, Karel, Kari, Karla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karli, Karol, Karrie, Karyl in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Carry is alike in pronunciation to Charo, Chiarra, Cora, Coree, Corey, Corie, Correy, Corri, Corrie, Corry, Cory, Karah, Karee, Karie, Karrah, Karri, Kerrey, Kerri, Kerry, Kirra, Korey, Korrey, Korri, Kory and Kyrra. Other suggested similar names are Barry, Cacy, Cady, Caity, Caley, Cally, Camryn, Candy, Capri, Caren, Carin, Carle, Carli, Carlye, Carmi, Carmy, Carna, Carren, Carron, Carryn, Caryn, Carys, Casey, Cassy, Casy, Catey, Cathy, Caty, Cay, Cazzy, Cearra, Charly, Cherry, Chery, Ciarra, Clairy, Clarry, Cordy, Corly, Corryn, Dorry, Gerry, Jerry, Lorry, Mary, Merry, Norry, Terry, Torry and Valry. These names tend to be less commonly used than Carry.

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