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Kerry meaning and name origin
Kerry \k(er)-ry\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Kerry), is pronounced KARE-ee. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Kerry is "black". From the male name Ciaran. Also a place name for a county in Ireland. Olympic gymnast Kerri Strug; actress Keri Russell.
Kerry has 17 variant forms: Kara, Kera, Keree, Keri, Keriana, Keriann, Kerianna, Kerianne, Kerilyn, Kerra, Kerrey, Kerri, Kerrin, Kerria, Kerrianne, Kerridana and Kerrie.
For more information, see also the related name Ceri.
Baby names that sound like Kerry are Karry, Korry and Gerry.
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Popularity of Kerry
Kerry is a very popular first name for women (#452 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#14023 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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