What does Kerry mean?
Kerry [ker-ry] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Kerry) is pronounced KARE-ee. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Kerry is "black-haired". Also the place name of the county in Ireland. Kerrigan is an Irish surname with the same meaning.
(male) Kearry, Kerny, ..
(female) Kerara, Kerty, .. Middle name pairings:
Kerry Wayne (K.W.), ..
How popular is Kerry?
Kerry is a very prominent first name for men (#346 out of 1220, Top 28%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#14664 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Kerry entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #178 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Keary is the only other popular related form of Kerry listed in the Top 2000. These relations of Kerry were favored as baby names 6 decades ago (usage of 0.1%), but now, the version Kerry has become somewhat outmoded.
Kerry▼ is pronounced similarly to Carey▼, Carrey, Cary▼, Corey▼, Correy, Corry, Cory▼, Cowry, Currey, Curro, Curry, Kari, Korey▼, Kori, Korrey, Korry, Kory▼ and Kyrie▲. Other recommended names are Arry, Barry▼, Berry▼, Darry, Derry, Garry▼, Geary, Gerry▼, Gery, Harry▼, Henry▼, Horry, Jefry, Jerry▼, Jorry, Karny (see Kearney), Karr, Kealy, Kearn, Kearny, Keely, Keer, Keir, Kelby, Kelly▼, Kelsy (see Kelsey), Kenly, Kenny▼, Ker, Kerbey (see Kirby), Kerby, Kerem, Kerk, Kern, Kerr, Kervyn, Kerwyn, Key, Kirby▼, Larry▼, Leary, Lorry, Morry, Murry, Orry, Parry, Perry▼, Rorry, Skerry, Terry▼ and Torry. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kerry.See names in meaning and etymology.