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What does Kerrey mean?

Kerrey Pronunciation of Kerrey [ker-rey] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Kerrey). Kerrey means "black-haired". Kerrey is a variant form of Kerry (Irish, Gaelic).

Associated with: black (dark).


Kerrey has 3 variants: Kearie, Keary and Kerrie.

Creative forms:
(male) Kenrey, Kyrey, ..

(female) Kerley, Kerrah, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kerrey Avian (K.A.), ..

How popular is Kerrey?

Kerrey is an uncommon first name for males. Kerrey is also a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Kerrey (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Keary and Kerry. Adoption of these relations of Kerrey was at its most widespread in the 1960s (adoption of 0.08%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Kerrey is alike in pronunciation to Carey, Carrey, Corey, Correy, Corry, Courey, Cowrey, Currey, Curry, Korey, Korrey, Korry, Kory and Kyrie. Other suggested similar names are Barrey, Berry, Derbey, Derrek, Derrel, Derren, Derry, Ferrel, Ferrer, Garrey, Gearey, Gerred, Gerrey, Gerry, Hervey, Jerre, Jerred, Jerrel, Jerren, Jerrey (see Jerry), Jerry, Jervey, Kamrey, Karney, Karr, Karrel, Kealey, Kearney, Kearny, Keeley, Keer, Keir, Kelbey, Kelley, Kelsey, Kenley, Kenney, Ker, Kerbey (see Kirby), Kerby, Kerem, Kerr, Kierren, Kirbey (see Kirby), Larrey, Merrel, Mersey, Morrey, Murrey, Parrey, Percey, Perry, Sergey, Terrel, Terrey, Terry, Torrey and Verney. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kerrey.

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