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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.
There is 1 feminine form of Cary: Carey.
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).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cary for boys (2014 statistics).
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. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cary.
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