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Origin & Meaning

The name Carey is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Carey is "descendant of ciardha".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 7682  in baby name popularity for girls with 15 occurrences.  It ranked 4531 in popular baby names for boys with 21 occurrences. 

View the Carey Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Carey has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Carey to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Carey include Cary.

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Name Fun

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Be creative with the name Carey.

Just for fun, see the name Carey in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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Names Like This

Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.