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Kerrey (girl)

What does Kerrey mean?

Kerrey Pronunciation of Kerrey [ker-rey] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Kerrey) means "black". Kerrey is an alternate form of Kerry (Irish, Gaelic): from the male name Ciaran.

Associated with: black.


Kerrey has 8 variants: Kara, Kera, Keree, Keri, Kerra, Kerri, Kerria and Kerrie.

2 more different relations via Kerry: Kerilyn and Kerrin.

Creative forms:
(female) Kearey, Kirey, ..

(male) Kerley, Kersey, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kerrey Aniston (K.A.), ..

How popular is Kerrey?

Kerrey is an uncommon given name for women. Kerrey is an equally rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Kerrey (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Kara (#509 from recent data), Kera, Keri, Kerri, Kerrie and Kerry. These relations of Kerrey were favored by parents 5 decades ago (adoption of 0.4%) and are now significantly less widespread, with versions like Kerri becoming less fashionable. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kara, Kera, Keri, Kerri, Kerrie, Kerry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kara, Kerry outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kerrey is alike in pronunciation to Carey, Carree, Carrey, Carry, Corey, Correy, Corry, Karee, Karie, Karra, Karri, Karrie, Karry, Kary, Keera, Kierra, Kirra, Koree, Korey, Korie, Korrey, Korrie, Korry, Kory and Kyrie. Other suggested similar names are Berree (see Berry), Berrty (see Bertha), Berry, Cherrey, Derry, Gerry, Jerree, Jerrey, Jerry, Karley, Karren, Kealey, Keeley, Kelbey, Kelcey, Kelley, Kelsey, Keren, Kerran, Kerril, Kerron, Kerryl, Kerryn, Keyley, Kore, Mercey, Merree, Merry, Mersey, Perley, Perren, Perrey, Perry, Sarrey, Sherrey, Terree, Terrey, Terry and Torrey. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kerrey.

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