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What does Keary mean?

Keary Pronunciation of Keary [keary] as a boys' name. The meaning of the name Keary is "black-haired". Keary is a version of Kerry (Irish, Gaelic).

Associated with: black (dark).


Keary has 3 variants: Kearie, Kerrey and Kerrie.

Creative forms:
(male) Keady, Kiery, ..

(female) Keady, Keaka, ..

Middle name pairings:
Keary Travis (K.T.), ..

How popular is Keary?

Keary is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#53659 out of 150436, Top 36%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Keary entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #1988 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Keary name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Keary outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only other prominent related form of Keary is Kerry. These forms of Keary were popular with parents during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.08%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Keary, Kerry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Keary and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Keary is alike in pronunciation to Carey, Cary, Corry, Cory, Cowry, Curry, Kari, Korey, Kori, Korrey, Korry and Kory. Other suggested similar names are Berry, Cleary, Derry, Gary, Geary, Gerry, Gery, Henry, Jary, Jefry, Jerry, Kacy, Karl, Karny (see Kearney), Karr, Kay, Kealey, Kealy, Kean, Keane, Keanu, Kearn, Kearne, Kearney, Kearns, Kearny, Keats, Kedar, Keely, Keer, Keir, Kelby, Kelly, Kelsy (see Kelsey), Kenly, Kenny, Ker, Kerby, Kerk, Kern, Kerr, Key, Klay, Lary, Leary, Perry and Terry. These names tend to be more frequently used than Keary.

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