What does Carry mean?
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).
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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.