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What does Carrie mean?

Carrie Pronunciation of Carrie as a girls' name is pronounced KARE-ee. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Carrie is "free man". Pet form of Caroline and occasionally other names beginning with Car-. The Irish surname Carey is used more for boys than for girls. Singer Carrie Underwood. Also form of Cara. Also form of Carol. Also form of Carolyn.


ASSOCIATED WITH irish (gaelic), surname


VARIANTS Caree, Carey, Cari, Carie, Carree, Carrey, Carri, Carry, Cary


ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA CAROLINE Callie, Caralin, Caraline, Carla, Carlan, Carleen, Carlein, Carlen, Carlene, Carley, Carlin, Carlina, Carline, Carlita, Carllen, Carly, Carlyn, Carlyne, Caro, Carol, Carola, Carole, Carolin, Caroll, Charline, Karli, Karlie



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How popular is Carrie?

Carrie is a very popular first name for females (#129 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#24873 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Carrie entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #22 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #1768. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Carrie (#1768 LAST YEAR) listed in the Top 2000 are Caroline (#55), Callie (#190), Carly (#483), Kara (#500), Carolyn (#860), Cara (#873), Carla (#1022), Karlie (#1054), Carley (#1443), Carol (#1788), Karli (#1831), Cari, Carey, Charline, Cary, Carry, Carri, Caroll, Carline, Carie, Carolin, Carole, Carleen, Caro, Carlyn, Carlene and Carola. Usage of these relations of Carrie reached its apex in the 1940s (AVERAGE #1271) and has become significantly diminished since (#1566, DOWN 87%), with forms like Carol falling out of fashion. Caroline and Callie are two of the more trendy girl names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carrie, Callie, Cara, Carey, Cari in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carie, Carla, Carleen, Carlene, Carley in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carline, Carly, Carlyn, Caro, Carol in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carola, Carole, Carolin, Caroline, Caroll in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carolyn, Carri, Carry, Cary, Charline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kara, Karli, Karlie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Callie, Cara, Carla, Carly, Caroline, Kara outside U.S.

Similar Names

Carrie is alike in pronunciation to Caera, Caragh, Carah, Coree, Cori, Corie, Correy, Corri, Corrie, Corry, Karee, Kari, Karie, Karra, Karrah, Karri, Karrie, Karry, Kerri, Kerria, Kerrie, Korie, Korri, Korrie and Kyrie. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Cadie, Cahlie, Caidie, Caisie, Cammie, Capri, Caprise, Carin, Carine, Carlee, Carmi, Carreen, Carrina, Carrol, Carron, Caryle, Cassie, Cathie, Catie, Cearia, Charee, Chari, Charie, Cheri, Cherye, Ciarrah, Clarrie, Corrin, Corrine, Darbie, Darsie, Earlie, Harlie, Karrine, Laurie, Margie, Marie, Markie, Marlie, Marnie, Marrin, Marris, Martie, Maurie, Merrie, Parris, Perrie, Sarie, Sharrie and Torrie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Carrie.

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