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Cary Meaning


What does Cary mean?

The name Cary is of English origin.

The meaning of Cary is "pretty brook".

It is also of Irish origin, where its meaning is "dark one".

Cary is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ca-ry.

The Given Name Cary

Cary is a variant of Carey. See Carey for further details.

Cary is good for parents who want a name that is sweet and sophisticated.

This great little unisex name has a natural brilliance.

Wrap it up and take it home, Cary may just be the name you're looking for.

Cary falls into the water name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Cary Elwes, and Cary Grant.

Cary Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 16,067 in baby name popularity for girls with 5 occurrences. It ranked 4,477 in baby name popularity for boys with 22 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 16,311 in baby name popularity for girls with 5 occurrences. It ranked 3,517 in baby name popularity for boys with 31 occurrences.

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

Cary Related Names

Cary is a variant of Carey.

Famous Carys

  • Cary Elwes ~ Actor
  • Cary Grant ~ Actor

Cary Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Cary.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

Children named Cary are often passionate and diplomatic but most of all they are read more >>

Cary Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Cary in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Cary.

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

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Cary in Nautical Flags page.