What does Cary mean?
Cary /cary/ as a boys' name (also used as girls' 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 1 feminine form: Carey.Kreatif forms:
(male) Carya, Chary, ..
(female) Calys, Cata, ..
How popular is Cary?
Cary is a very popular first name for men (#492 out of 1220, Top 40%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#2756 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the baby name history of Cary for boys. Cary reached its peak position of #291 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not ranked currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Prominent varying forms of Cary appearing in the Top 2000 are Charles (#51 from recent data), Carroll and Carey. Usage of these relations of Cary was at its apex a century ago (median #334) and has become much less since (#1512, 91.1% less usage), with versions such as Cary becoming somewhat outmoded.
Cary▼ is alike in pronunciation to Cairo, Carew, Carewe, Chiro, Coree, Corey▼, Corie, Correy, Corry, Cory▼, Courey, Cowrey, Cowry, Currey, Curro, Curry, Kari, Keary, Kerry▼, Korey▼, Kori, Korry and Kory▼. Other recommended names are Avry, Barry▼, Cace, Cadby, Cael, Caeo, Caerd, Cai, Caily, Caird, Caje, Caley, Cam, Camry, Canby, Cap, Capp, Card, Carel, Carl▼, Carly, Carney, Carny, Carr, Caryl, Casey▼, Caw, Ceri, Chany, Ciro, Clarey, Clay▼, Cleary, Cor, Corby, Cord, Cort, Coty▼, Croy, Curt▼, Czar, Darry, Garry▼, Gary▼, Gery, Jary, Lary, Lawry, Mabry, Rory▲, Tory▼ and Yury. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cary.