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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. Baby names that sound like Cary are Carr, Cory and Gary.
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Popularity of Cary
Cary is a very popular first name for men (#492 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2670 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
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