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Origin & Meaning

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".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 13246  in baby name popularity for girls with 7 occurrences.  It ranked 4533 in popular baby names for boys with 21 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.


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Related Names

Cary is a variant spelling of Carey.

Other Tidbits

Cary falls into the water name category.

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

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.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.