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Cary meaning and name origin

Cary \c(a)-ry\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Cary), is pronounced KARE-ee. Surname and place name from an old Celtic river name. Also possibly (Gaelic) "love", (Welsh) "hill fort", or (Gaelic) "dark-complected". Also an Irish saint's name (16th century). Actor Cary Grant; Jim Carrey.

Cary has 2 variant forms: Carey and Carrey.

For more information, see also related names Carroll and Charles.

Cary is also pronounced similarly to Cairo, Carew, Corey, Corry, Cory, Cowry, Curry, Kari, Keary and Kory. Other suggested similar baby names are Camry, Card, Carl, Carly, Carny, Carr, Caryl, Ceri, Ciro, Cor, Croy, Czar, Gary, Jary and Lary.

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Popularity of Cary

Cary is a very popular first name for males (#492 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2670 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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Top 1000 ranking of Cary name in U.S.
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